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Coast Guard Veterans Benefits, Part 2

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

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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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VA Benefits for WWII U.S. Army Veterans

Of the 16 million military personnel who served during WWII, 70% (11.2 million) were members of the U.S. Army.

Most WWII U.S. Army veterans are eligible for VA benefits including a special long-term care pension called Aid & Attendance.

To qualify for Aid & Attendance, a WWII veteran must have served at least 90 days of active duty, with at least one day during the WWII war period of December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946. If the veteran was in service on December 31, 1946, continuous service before July 26, 1947, is considered WWII service. Read more

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VA Surviving Spouse Benefits

The surviving spouse (widow or widower) of a veteran may be eligible for Veterans Administration (VA) benefits. Types of VA surviving spouse benefits include Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC), death (survivors) pension, housebound pension and Aid & Attendance. Read more

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