Veterans Affairs Essay

853 Words May 11th, 2011 4 Pages
Running Head: Veteran Affairs Benefits

Veteran Affairs Benefits

Veteran Affair Benefits
The U.S Department Veteran’s Affairs (VA) provides a wide range of benefits for our service members, veterans and their families. Some of these benefits include but are not limited to include compensation, disability, education, and home loans. Throughout this paper I will discuss these benefits and the eligibility required to receive them. Eligibility for most VA benefits is based on type of discharge received through the military which is normally all discharges under other than dishonorable conditions.

The VA website http://www.va.org has an array of everything and anything needed to understand benefits that are available. The
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The additional amount depends on the disability rating and the number of dependents. It is also paid to certain veterans disabled from VA health care. These benefits are tax-free. Those members that retire and are eligible for these benefits get an additional check in addition to their retirement check.

The greatest part of the education benefits is that you can use them while still on active duty. The Montgomery GI Bill and Post 9/11 GI Bill, The Montgomery GI Bill eligibility normally upon enlisting into the services, the member selects this option and contributes $100 per month for first 12 months and has 36 months of benefits which is currently worth $50,000. Educational benefits may be used while the service member is on active duty or after the service member’s separation from active duty with a fully honorable military discharge.

While on active duty Tuition Assistance (TA) is a benefit paid to eligible members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Congress has given each service the ability to pay up to 100% for the tuition expenses of its members. Each service has its own criteria for eligibility, obligated service, application processes and
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