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What are benefits for veterans?

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers a wide array of benefits and services to U.S. military veterans. These benefits include pensions, survivor benefits, health care and even access to competitive home loans. Many of these services, such as life insurance and home loans, are provided through the private sector, with a large portion of costs subsidized by the VA. Learn about the various kinds of veterans benefits, along with details about eligibility and instructions for how to apply here.


Who is eligible for veterans benefits?

Those who have served on active duty in the U.S. military and have been discharged with any status other than "dishonorable." Generally, these qualifying veterans can all receive some type of benefits. Certain groups of veterans, such as those who have been injured while on active duty, may be eligible for additional benefits and services. Additionally, the spouses, dependents and survivors of veterans may be eligible for benefits.