Although many people know that qualifying veterans can receive disability benefits for injuries or illnesses sustained or aggravated during service, few are aware that the VA offers a wide range of services and benefits besides disability benefits.
For help determining whether you or a loved one qualifies for these types of benefits, please contact an experienced Hobart VA benefits attorney who can explain your legal options.
Veterans who served in the active military, air, or naval service, who were not dishonorably discharged and who have access to their wage and financial information may qualify for VA healthcare benefits. Veterans who enlisted after the fall of 1980, or who fulfilled their active duty requirements after the fall of 1981, however, will also need to provide evidence that their service lasted for two years, or for the full period of time for which they were called.
Available benefits include not only primary care, but also preventive care, which includes cancer screenings, and specialty care, such as psychiatric assistance. The medical benefits package offered by the VA also includes:
Qualifying veterans are also granted access to prenatal care, maternity coverage, breast and cervical cancer screenings, and other gender-specific benefits. Additionally, veterans who can provide evidence of service in a combat zone qualify for access to Vet Centers across the U.S., which offer referral services, outreach programs, and free counseling. These services may also be available to the family members of qualifying veterans.
Besides providing benefits to eligible veterans, the VA also offers services and benefits to the dependents of former servicemen and women who were seriously injured or killed while in the line of duty. Available services include monthly disability payments, career guidance and job training services, access to healthcare, and education and training opportunities. For help determining whether your loved ones qualify for VA benefits, please contact our office today.
In addition to qualifying for monthly disability benefits, many veterans are also eligible to receive education and training services, which are intended to help veterans transition to post-military life by covering the cost of tuition, books, and housing for further education. Although these benefits can be applied to gain traditional college degrees, they can also be used to defray the cost of obtaining certification, licensing, or apprenticeships, as well as on-the-job training. Veterans and their family members who need assistance with job placement may also benefit from the VA’s training and vocational rehabilitation programs.
If you served your country in a military capacity and have been discharged, you could qualify for a wide range of benefits. To find out more about applying for these benefits, or appealing a denial, please contact dedicated Hobart VA benefits attorney James R. Comerford at The Comerford Law Office, LLC today.