- Check your state benefits here
- Dental treatment for 100% disabled veteran benefits.
- Educational Assistance for Dependents: (under chapter 35) Must be rated a 100% disabled veteran by the VA.
- Civilian health and medical program for dependents/survivors (CHAMPVA). Must be rated a 100% disabled veteran by the VA.
- Specially Adapted Homes
- Veterans Mortgage Life Insurance: Decreasing term mortgage insurance up to $90,000 for veterans who have received a Specially Adaptive Housing grant and have an existing mortgage.
- Waiver of cost of Service Disabled life Insurance: and additional $20,000 of life insurance at cost to veteran. Veteran must have applied for insurance within two years of initial disability rating or within two years of a new disability rating. An increase in a disability rating does not qualify as a new disability.
- Commissary and Exchange privileges for veteran and dependents: The veteran must request a letter from the VA specifying veteran is in receipt of 100% disability, and then applies for a military ID card at the nearest ID card issuing facility.
- Emergency treatment in non-VA facilities: if VA facilities are not available.
- Annual Eye exams and prescribed eye wear
- Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) Grant
- Special Housing Adaptation (SHA) Grant
- VA Burial Benefits: Service-Connected or Non-Service Connected – There’s a Benefit for You
- Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits Overview – Hill & Ponton
- Am I eligible for emergency care at a non-VA facility?
- VA Benefits
- Veterans Preference Hiring in the Federal Government
- Veterans Benefits by State
- Disabled Veterans Property Tax Exemptions by State
Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) Grant
SAH grants help Veterans with certain service-connected disabilities live independently in a barrier-free environment. SAH grants can be used in one of the following ways:
- Construct a specially adapted home on land to be acquired
- Build a home on land already owned if it is suitable for specially adapted housing
- Remodel an existing home if it can be made suitable for specially adapted housing
- Apply the grant against the unpaid principal mortgage balance of an adapted home already acquired without the assistance of a VA grant
Special Housing Adaptation (SHA) Grant
SHA grants help Veterans with certain service-connected disabilities adapt or purchase a home to accommodate the disability. You can use SHA grants in one of the following ways:
- Adapt an existing home the Veteran or a family member already owns in which the Veteran lives
- Adapt a home the Veteran or family member intends to purchase in which the Veteran will live
- Help a Veteran purchase a home already adapted in which the Veteran will live
If you are a Servicemember or Veteran with a permanent and total service-connected disability, you may be entitled to a Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) grant or a Special Housing Adaptation (SHA) grant.
Effective July 7, 2014: VA is changing its monetary burial benefits regulations to simplify the program and pay eligible survivors more quickly and efficiently. These regulations will authorize VA to pay, without a written application, most eligible … [Read more…] about VA Burial Benefits: Service-Connected or Non-Service Connected – There’s a Benefit for You
FILED UNDER: VA BENEFITSTAGGED WITH: BURIAL BENEFIT, FUNERAL DIRECTOR, FUNERAL EXPENSES, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS, VA, VA FACILITY, VETERANS, VETERANS BENEFITS ADMINISTRATION, VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION SCANDAL
I’ve had friends, family, clients that have needed to file for disability, and for the right reasons. They’re very sick or whatever it may be, and they really did not realize that they had to have worked five out of the past 10 years. They thought … [Read more…] about Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits Overview – Hill & Ponton
Am I eligible for emergency care at a non-VA facility? An eligible Veteran may receive emergency care at a non-VA health care facility at VA expense when a VA facility or other Federal health care facility with which VA has an agreement is unable to … [Read more…] about Am I eligible for emergency care at a non-VA facility?
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Veterans Preference Hiring in the Federal Government Kellie Lunney, senior correspondent for Government Executive, spoke by phone about competing legislative efforts to both limit and expand “veterans preference” hiring practices by the federal … [Read more…] about Veterans Preference Hiring in the Federal Government
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Alabama – Alaska – Arizona – Arkansas – California – Colorado – Connecticut – Delaware – Florida – Georgia – Hawaii –Idaho – Illinois – Indiana – Iowa – Kansas – Kentucky – Louisiana – Maine – Maryland – Massachusetts – Michigan – Minnesota – Mississi … [Read more…] about Veterans Benefits by State
Alabama A disabled veteran in Alabama may receive a full property tax exemption on his/her primary residence if the veteran is 100 percent disabled as a result of service and has a net annual income of $12,000 or less. Alaska A disabled … [Read more…] about Disabled Veterans Property Tax Exemptions by State
FILED UNDER: SPOTLIGHT, VA BENEFITSTAGGED WITH: HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION, MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS, NEW YORK STATE DIVISION OF VETERANS AFFAIRS, PROPERTY TAX, TAX EXEMPTION, VA HOME LOANS, VETERANS, WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS