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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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Korean War Veterans Benefits: Part II

The Korean War was a conflict between noncommunist South Korea (the Republic of Korea) and communist North Korea (the Democratic People’s Republic).  The war began on June 25, 1950 and ended on July 27, 1953 with an armistice agreement that established a “…complete cessation of all hostilities by all armed forces…”

North Korea was supported by China, Russia and Russian allies (Poland, Bulgaria, Romania, Czechoslovakia and Hungary). South Korea was backed by 21 United Nations countries, including the United States. An estimated 90% of the soldiers sent to South Korea came from America. Read more

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Korean War Veterans Benefits: Part I

Over 5.7 million Americans served during the Korean War. Today an estimated 2.25 million Korean vets are still living. Most are now in their 80s. Read more

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