Compensation: payable to veterans who are
disabled by injury or disease incurred or aggravated during active
Pension: payable to veterans with low incomes
who are permanently and totally disabled with 90 days active military
service with one day during a period of war.
Montgomery GI Bill: active duty after 6-30-85.
Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP):
active duty for first time after 12-31-76 and before 7-1-85 and
contributed to a training fund.
Time limit: 10 years from date of discharge.
Rehabilitation & Employment
Veteran must have a VA-established service-connected
disability of at least 10% with a
handicap or 20% with an employment handicap.
Services provided: Evaluation, assistance
finding/maintaining employment, vocational counseling/planning, training,
supportive rehabilitation services.
Guaranteed Loans: VA can guarantee part of a loan
from a private lender.
Refinancing Loans: refinance VA or non-VA loan at a
lower interest rate.
Special Grants: certain disabled veterans can
receive grants to have their homes specially adapted to their needs.
Headstones and Markers: VA can furnish a monument
to mark the unmarked grave of eligible veteran.
Presidential Memorial Certificate: VA can provide a
certificate for eligible recipients.
Burial Flag: VA can provide an American flag to
drape an eligible veteran's casket.
Reimbursement of Burial Expenses: VA can pay a
burial allowance of $2,000 for veterans who die of service related causes.
For certain other veterans , VA can pay $ 300 burial/funeral expenses and $300 for a plot.
Burial in a VA National Cemetery: most veterans
and some dependents can be buried in a VA national cemetery.
Time limit: no
time limit for service-related death. Other, 2 years from date of burial.
Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC): is
payable to survivors of service members who died on active duty; veterans
who died from service-related disabilities; certain veterans who were
being paid 100% VA disability compensation at time of death.
Death Pension: is payable to some surviving spouses
and children of deceased wartimes veterans. The benefit is based on
CHAMPVA: shares the cost of medical services for
eligible dependents and survivors of certain veterans.
Veteran must be enrolled to receive VA health care.
Services: preventive, immunizations, screening
test, health education, training classes, primary health care, diagnostics
and treatment, home health care, respite, hospice care, palliative care,
urgent/limited emergency care, drugs and pharmaceuticals.
Hearing aids/eyeglasses: generally require a
service connected disability rating of 10% or more.
Service members Group Life Insurance (SGLI): Coverage
begins when you enetr service. Expires 120 days after you get out.
Veterans Group Life Insurance: Renewable five-year
term life insurance for veterans.
Service-Disabled Veterans Insurance: life insurance
for service-disabled veterans. Apply within two years after being notified
of service connected disability.
College Fee Waiver: waiver of all mandatory system
wide tuition and fees for eligible dependents.
Cal Vet Home Loans: provide a VA guaranteed loan to eligible veterans.
Veterans Home of California: serves former military
personnel by providing quality residential and medical care.
The County of Inyo/Mono Veteran Services Office reserves the right
to make changes and improvements to its Web site at any time and without notice, and
assumes no liability for damages incurred directly or indirectly
as a result of errors, omissions or discrepancies.
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July 17, 2006