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, Military One Source services, even Military Funeral Honors — and about all the programs that can help you make the most of your life as a veteran. Take advantage of Military OneSource services for up to 365 days after your transition. For more information about veteran benefits and eligibility, call Military OneSource at 800-342-9647. OCONUS/International? View calling options.

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Life Insurance for Veterans

Life insurance is one of those things we tend to avoid. But as a service member, you’re automatically provided life insurance.

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Families Who Accept Urn or Plaque to Honor Veteran Forfeit VA Headstone

The Department of Veterans Affairs offers urns and commemorative plaques to families who choose not to bury their veteran, but it means that they forfeit their government-issued headstone.

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Military ID Cards 101 – Eligibility and Access

One of the most valuable assets to service members is their military ID. The Department of Defense issues distinct identification cards to uniformed service members, their family members and other eligible individuals to serve as proof of the cardholder’s identity and Department of Defense affiliation.

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What to Expect During Military Funeral Honors

From the folding of the flag to the sounding of Taps, here is a guide to what you can expect during military funeral honors.

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Military Funeral Honors Eligibility

The DOD provides military funeral honors to recognize the sacrifice and contributions of our nation’s veterans. Learn who is eligible to receive military funeral honors.

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Select Civilians and Family Members Eligible for Veterans Status

Certain civilians who served during a past conflict (from 1915-1977) may qualify as having served on active duty for the purpose of receiving veterans benefits.

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Veterans Affairs Health Care Benefits

Veterans Affairs operates the nation’s largest integrated health care system with more than 1,400 care sites, including hospitals, community clinics, community living centers, domiciliary, readjustment counseling centers and various other facilities.

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Which GI Bill Is Best for You?

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.

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Military Funeral Honors: Burial at Sea Program

This article outlines the Navy’s Burial at Sea Program, including eligibility criteria, how to initiate honors and a general timeline for honors to be carried out.

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Frequently Asked Questions About the Veterans Online Shopping Benefit

Find the answers to some frequently asked questions about online shopping benefits for veterans.

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For Veterans: All the Benefits of Home

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.

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Frequently Asked Questions About 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.

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Overview of Veterans Affairs Benefits

You served. Now let the Department of Veterans Affairs serve you by helping you live life to the fullest.

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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.

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VA Health Care for Veterans

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.

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The Department of Veterans Affairs Homeless Prevention Program

The Department of Veterans Affairs has programs specifically to prevent homelessness or provide relief for veterans who are already homeless.

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Veterans Programs, Services and Resources

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.

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Help for Veterans

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.

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Small Business Administration Veterans Services

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.