Veterans | Benefits, Resources, and Assistance
You've successfully transitioned out of the military. What does life hold for you as a civilian? Learn about the veteran benefits you’ve earned – in education, training, job help, health, housing and assistance, even Military Funeral Honors – and about all the programs that can help you make the most of your life as a veteran.
Questions? As you make prearrangements, ensure your funeral director/planner has a copy of your DD Form 214 or other discharge paper and knows where to find the Military Funeral Honors coordinator listed in the Military Funeral Honors Directory or the number to call Military OneSource at 800-342-9647. OCONUS/International? Click here for calling options.
Military Funeral Honors provides a final tribute to eligible veterans and a meaningful ceremony to their families. Military OneSource provides information to help you navigate the process to arrange Military Funeral Honors.
The Military Funeral Honors program includes several key elements that your casualty assistance officer or Military Funeral Honors coordinator can guide you through. In addition, here are some frequently asked questions and answers to navigating the traditional process.
The Military Funeral Honors Program establishes procedures for requesting and providing Military Funeral Honors. Such honors consist of traditions intended to express deep gratitude for those who have served our nation.
The Department of Veterans Affairs provides benefits and services to meet the needs of veterans and service members. While many VA programs are designed to serve veterans, particularly disabled veterans, VA services are not limited to those who have left the military.
If you're disabled, it is important to feel comfortable at home. Depending on your unique needs, modifications can make a big difference in your accessibility at home.
Veterans Affairs Benefits for Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation New Dawn Transitioning Service Members
Active-duty, Guard or reserve service members returning from Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation New Dawn deserve a smooth transition back to civilian life.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has several programs that can cover the cost of education and training, housing fees and more. Review the benefits of each program and find out which one works best for you.
There are many reasons to sign up for VA Health Care, the first being low- to no-cost, quality health care. Learn more about which health care benefits you qualify for and how to apply.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has programs specifically to prevent homelessness or provide relief for veterans who are already homeless.
The Department of Veterans Affairs and other government agencies offer numerous programs and services for veterans, their dependents and survivors. Beyond benefits, these programs and services are helpful.
As a service member, you’ve been taught to expect the unexpected. The unexpected can require a little support. As a veteran, you have help at hand. Find out about what kinds of assistance are available to you.
You saw your share of moving in the military. Now, as a veteran, maybe you're thinking about settling down. Thanks to your service, you've earned good benefits. Here are some other programs to check out.
If you are retiring from the military and thinking about the next chapter in your life, opening a small business can be an attractive option. The Small Business Administration can help you turn your entrepreneurial dream into a reality, offering programs and information specific to military veterans.