I did a job for the Department of Education (ED) a few years back that focused on Veterans Benefits. The time to complete the project was very short, but I accepted the challenge because I feel indebted to render services to Veterans whenever and however I can. I was called upon to do an online guide for Transitioning Veterans from the Military to the Federal Service. It was a great project, particularly having the opportunity to work with an outstanding Vet whose commitment to her fellow Vets is nothing short of remarkable.
I have worked in Human Resources leadership for a number of years and am driven to do as much as I can to make certain workers understand their benefits now and how they work in retirement. After working for the greater part of our adult lives, retirement should be a bonus, a happy transition into the next adventure of one’s life.
Veterans are eligible for a wide and diverse range of benefits that are under the auspices of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Benefits offered may be taken advantage of while on active duty and after appropriate discharge. Qualifying for benefits is generally based on the active full-time service member’s discharge status – barring that there has not been a dishonorable discharge. Individuals may have served in the Air Force, the Navy, the Marine Corps, the Army, the Coast Guard or as commissioned officers in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Public Health Service and the Environmental Science Services Administration.
If you are a Vet and are serving a prison term you should still contact the VA to check your eligibility status. Persons who have been dishonorably discharged or have been discharged because of bad conduct via courts-martial are generally not qualified for VA benefits. Veterans or their dependents who have outstanding felony warrants also do not qualify for VA benefits.
Contact a VA Benefits Office to determine your eligibility status and benefits that may also cover your family members. When you serve your country with honor, you deserve the honor of accessing benefits that will provide the assistance and support you need.
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