The Veteran’s Administration provides many different types of benefits to U.S. veterans and their spouses. Some of the more commonly known benefits include health care and disability compensation. If you are a veteran over the age of 65, or the spouse of a veteran, you may also qualify for tax-free pensions to supplement your income or help pay for long-term care.Read more
Posts tagged ‘Vietnam Veterans’
Despite the swirling controversies that still haunt the nation about the Vietnam conflict, major advancements in medical services emerged from that era and are still employed today saving thousands of military and civilian lives. Call it one of the ironies of the destructive nature of war. Read more
Veterans who served during the Vietnam era may be eligible for both service and non-service connected VA benefits. This includes veterans who were exposed to various service-related hazards during the war like Agent Orange, and vets who experienced Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after the war ended. Read more
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