Veterans of the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) were often exposed to occupational hazards that could cause serious health issues. These health risks were similar to hazards encountered by U.S. Navy personnel, such as noise and vibration (guns, equipment and machinery), and exposure to asbestos, industrial solvents, paint, lead, radiation and PCBs. Read more
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
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.
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
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