Making the decision to serve your country is a tremendous sacrifice. As a result, benefits have been created just for veterans as a way for the United States to thank you for making a life-changing decision. Here is a quick review of the benefits to which you might be entitled as a veteran.
The Aid and Attendance program makes veterans eligible to receive money to cover the cost of nursing home care, assisted living residences, and additional long-term care options. And the Department of Veterans Affairs provides a support line and a caregiver support coordinator to assist a loved one who decides to take care of you at home.
When you die, your family can request a United States flag to drape over your coffin and a Presidential Memorial Certificate to honor you at your service. The VA also provides free headstones or grave markers.
The GI Bill offers up to $2,000 to cover certification course costs or vocational training programs, and any unused credits through the GI Bill can be transferred to spouses and dependents.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistances offers free tax preparation for veterans, and veterans can obtain life insurance through the Servicemembers’ and Veterans’ Group Life Insurance program with competitive premium rates. You may also be eligible for repayment assistance on your mortgage.
These are some of the benefits available to those who served in the military.