Links of Interest to Veterans

Service Connected Disabilities
Service Connected disability is a tax free monetary benefit that is paid to Veterans who incurred or aggravated a disease or injury in service and has a current diagnosis.

Improved Pension
Improved Pensions is a tax free, income based benefit paid to WARTIME Veterans and Surviving Spouses whose income and assets fall within certain limits for VA purposes Remarriage can affect eligibility of surviving spouse.
Death and Indemnity Compensation
Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) is a tax free benefit paid to eligible survivors of military service members who died in the line of duty and eligible survivors of Veterans whose death resulted from a service related disability or who were rated 100% P&T for 10 years. Remarriage could affect eligibility.
VA education # 888-GIBILL-1 (888-442-4551). Call between 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Central Time, Monday-Friday.

Health Benefits
VA health care is NOT considered a health insurance plan.
The VA provides healthcare through an annual enrollment system. This system is based on eight categories to ensure healthcare is available to all enrolled Veterans. Veterans may be qualified for cost free healthcare services through the VA based on income and service connected disabilities. The VA most of the time DOES NOT pay for unapproved hospital and doctor visits outside the VA Healthcare system.

Burial Benefits

Presidential Memorial Certificate

Grave Markers/Headstones

Funeral Honors
DOD is responsible for providing military funeral honors. The Military funeral honors website:

Home Loan Eligibility
If you would like to talk to a Housing Counselor for advice on buying a home, renting, default, foreclosure avoidance, credit issues or reverse mortgages.  HUD sponsors housing counseling agencies throughout the country to provide free or low cost advice. Search online for a housing counseling agency near you, or call HUD's interactive voice system at: 
(800) 569-4287.