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by Patricia Hawkins

Veterans Benefits Calculator

Benefits Calculator

Federal Benefits

Benefit Type Description
Commissary and Exchange Privileges Access to shopping at military commissaries and exchanges.

GI Bill Apprenticeships / Work Study / OJT A GI Bill program designed to assist military members as they transition to civilian employment.

GI Bill For Active Duty Chapter 30 Up to 36 Months of Education benefits that can be used for education, training, certification, apprenticeship, and on-the-job training programs. *National Guard and Selected Reserve may be eligible under previous active duty enlistment.

Legal Assistance Free legal assistance to help with issues like contracts, wills, and powers of attorney.

Military Medical/Dental Access to military provided medical care facilities.

Military Pay and Allowances Monthly pay and allowances for subsistence, housing and cost of living.

Military Recreation Facilities Use of on base gyms, tennis courts, swimming pools, auto hobby shops, golf courses etc.

Retirement Pay Monthly pay based on a percentage of pay at the time of retirement.

Service-Disabled Veterans Insurance (S-DVI) Up to $10,000 in additional life insurance coverage.

Social Security Benefits Visit the Social Security Benefits Calculator to learn more.

Space Available Travel Free travel on Military Transport aircraft on a space available basis.

Survivor Benefit Plan An annuity plan to help provide a monthly payment to designated beneficiaries. Learn more.

TRICARE (medical/dental) The Department of Defense's health care program for members of the uniformed services, their families and survivors.

VA Disabiliy Compensation Programs You may be eligible for Disability Compensation if you have a service-related disability and you were discharged under other than dishonorable conditions. * Requires a VA service connected disability rating ** Eligible disabled military retirees normally have their retirement pay offset by the amount of VA compensation received.

VA Home Loans Allows eligible veterans and servicemembers to purchase a home without making a downpayment. Certain surviving spouses may also be eligible, under special criteria.

VA Memorial and Burial Benefits A wide range of burial and memorial benefits ranging from Military Funeral Honors to burial reimbursement.

VGLI(veteran life insurance) VGLI is a life insurance program which allows servicemembers to convert their SGLI coverage to renewable term insurance.

Veteran Federal Employment Preference Veterans have a couple of different tools that can give them an edge in getting a civil service (Federal) job: the Preference Points and Veteran's Recruitment Appointment rule.

Veteran's Health Care Programs A VA provided health care coverage plan for veterans.

Veteran's Pension Programs You may qualify if you are a wartime veteran with a limited income and you are no longer able to work, you may qualify for a Veterans Disability Pension or the Veterans Pension for Veterans 65 or older.

Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Vocational rehabilitation & employment services under Chapter 31 of the GI Bill. These services include, but are not limited to, counseling, training, education and job placement assistance. * Requires a VA service connected disability rating
Posted Mar 10, 2012 by Patricia Hawkins   

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