A whole new world of VA benefits awaits you once your family has transitioned from military to civilian life. It is possible that your veteran does not know what is available to him or her or his or her family.
For example, counseling is free. The VA readjustment counseling services is operated through the VA’s veteran centers, and although the veteran must qualify under a set of guidelines to receive the services, they are broad, and most post-9/11 troops meet the requirements.
Similarly, you can receive travel reimbursements. It is unlikely that you live down the street from a VA center, so the veteran qualifies for each and every trip to and from appointments.
You may also qualify for the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers, depending on the veteran’s injury and how involved you are in his or her everyday care. The program provides a cash stipend for taking care of the veteran.
Lastly, states have their own benefits for disabled veterans, so you could receive both federal and state benefits for your veteran.