The men and women Servicemembers that serve our country and who become veterans are proud of their service, and suitably so. Their service is supported by different groups that aid and give support to our proud warriors and give recognition for their service. The Veterans administration is one of the organizations that offer support and assistant directly to our Veterans and their families. The VFW, or veterans of foreign wars organization also gives support and often helps facilitate veterans in applying and receiving their full benefits that they qualify for.
Military personnel can rest assured that after their service commitment is up and they separate that there are benefits that they qualify for and can receive. One large benefit that veterans are eligible for is support for any service connected injury or illness. The VA hospital offers care and medical support for veterans, and is funded by the federal government. The services and medications that are made available to veterans is free or low cost, depending on the situation.
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The VFW or Veterans of Foreign Wars organization is a support organization that operates on a local level, giving aid and support to veterans needing services, or needing assistance in applying for federal government VA services. The VFW facilities are located in local communities, they sometimes will meet in after hours in a conference room or facility that is used for official military business during the day, or they typically have their own facilities located in communities across the United States.
Membership in the VFW is voluntary, but it has many benefits that can aid a veteran Servicemember. Membership in the VFW entails a free VFW member honor roll listing, and you are eligible to join the Pentagon Federal Credit Union. There are a number of life insurance and car insurance programs, as well as insurance for medical supplementary care to supplement the VA care available to veterans. The VFW holds clinics and meetings to help newly separated Veterans sign up for services with the VA, it is one way to get help for free in signing up for services that a member qualifies for.
It does not matter if you are single, married or a male or female, you are qualified for VFW membership if you served overseas and are a veteran with 180 days service or more that otherwise qualified you for military Veterans Status.
Shirley Downie says
My Husband was in the Army in 1969-1971. He is retired on Permanent and Total Disability at the age of 58 from General Motors. Does he qualify for any monies from being a veteran.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Tim Hall says
My father is 84 years old. He served in the navy during WWII. He may need assisted living or a nursing home in the near future. Are their any veteran benefits for assisted living or nursing home.