You may be eligible for VA benefits if you are:
1. a veteran
2. a veteran’s dependent
3. the surviving spouse, child, or parent of a deceased veteran
4. an active-duty military service member
5. a member of the Reserve or National Guard
If you are eligible for federal benefits but have never applied, you still can. Let a professionally trained VFW service officer help you. In fact, by turning to the VFW to help you file a claim, the chances for approval are much better than if you go it alone.
With a nationwide network of service officers, both on the Department (state) level (full time, professional advocates) and Post level (volunteer advocates), the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Veterans Service (NVS) assists more than 120,000 veterans and their families each year. Annually, Department Service Officers (DSOs) garner over a billion dollars in compensation benefits.
Below are just some of the benefits you may have earned:
Note: Combat Veterans receive free medical care for any illness possibly associated with service during a period of hostility for two years from the veteran’s release from active duty.