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Coast Guard Veterans Benefits, Part 1

Veterans of the U.S. Coast Guard who served full-time are eligible for Veterans Administration (VA) benefits including disability compensation, health care, pensions, home loans, life insurance, vocational rehabilitation and employment for veterans with service-connected disabilities; and education, training and career counseling.

For most benefits, there is no minimum length of service required if the veteran enlisted prior to September 8, 1980. On or after September 8, 1980, the veteran must have served their full enlistment period or, if less, 24 months of continuous active duty. Read more

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Marines Corps Veteran Benefits

The U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the United States Armed Forces. The purpose of the USMC is to provide military campaign support for the Navy, and to engage in amphibious warfare in coordination with the Army and Air Force. The Marines have many elite special units and are known worldwide as highly skilled fighters.

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Air Force Veterans Benefits

Most Air Force veterans are eligible for VA benefits. This includes Air Force vets who served during WWII, the Korean War and Vietnam Conflict.

Disability compensation is provided to veterans with disabilities, diseases and injuries that resulted from (or were aggregated by) active military service. The VA also provides health care to veterans with active military service who received an other than dishonorable discharge. Read more

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Navy Veteran Benefits

The Veterans Administration (VA) provides many different types of benefits to U.S. Navy veterans, including disability compensation, health (medical) care, pensions and educational programs. Some benefits are also available for dependents and spouses. Eligibility requirements can vary depending on the benefit. Factors that may be considered when determining eligibility for a particular benefit include the veteran’s length of service, where and when the veteran served and the type of discharge the veteran received. Read more

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Vietnam Veterans Benefits, Part I

The Vietnam War, also known as the Vietnam Conflict, began in 1954. It was fought between the communist regime of North Vietnam (the People’s Army of Vietnam) and the government of South Vietnam (Army of the Republic of Vietnam). North Vietnam was supported by its allies in South Vietnam (the Viet Cong), along with China and the Soviet Union. South Vietnam was backed by the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand and South Korea. The war ended in 1975 with the capture of Saigon, the capital of South Vietnam, by the North Vietnam army and Viet Cong.

Within the Veterans Administration, veterans who served in the armed forces during the Vietnam Conflict are called “Vietnam-era veterans.” For pension purposes, the VA defines the Vietnam-era as (1) the period from February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975 in the case of a veteran who served in the Republic of Vietnam during that period, and (2) August 5, 1964 to May 7, 1975 in all other cases. Read more

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