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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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. The Korean Conflict Following World War II, Korea was divided into...

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