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  • Compensation: payable to veterans who are disabled by injury or disease incurred or aggravated during active military service.

  • 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.

Education & Training

  • 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.

Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment

Veteran must have a VA-established service-connected disability of at least 10% with a serious          employment handicap or 20% with an employment handicap.

  • Services provided: Evaluation, assistance finding/maintaining employment, vocational counseling/planning, training, supportive rehabilitation services.

Home Loans

  • 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.

Dependents' and Survivors'

  • 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 financial need.

  • CHAMPVA: shares the cost of medical services for eligible dependents and survivors of certain veterans.

Health Care

      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.

Life Insurance

  • 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.

CDVA Benefits Available

  • 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.


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Copyright 2001 County of Inyo
Last Updated: July 17, 2006