Veterans Benefits: An Overview

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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers a wide range of benefits and services to eligible veterans, members of their families, and survivors of deceased veterans. VA programs include disability compensation and pensions, readjustment benefits, and health care programs. The VA also provides life insurance, burial benefits, housing and other loan guaranty programs, and special counseling and outreach programs. While eligibility for specific benefits varies, veterans generally must meet requirements related to discharge type and length of active duty military service. This report provides an overview of major VA benefits and the VA budget.

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Davis, Carol D.; Panangala, Sidath Viranga & Scott, Christine June 25, 2008.

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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers a wide range of benefits and services to eligible veterans, members of their families, and survivors of deceased veterans. VA programs include disability compensation and pensions, readjustment benefits, and health care programs. The VA also provides life insurance, burial benefits,
housing and other loan guaranty programs, and special counseling and outreach programs. While eligibility for specific benefits varies, veterans generally must meet requirements related to discharge type and length of active duty military service. This report provides an overview of major VA benefits and the VA budget.

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  • June 25, 2008

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  • Dec. 11, 2008, 8:32 p.m.

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  • Feb. 13, 2017, 3:40 p.m.

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Davis, Carol D.; Panangala, Sidath Viranga & Scott, Christine. Veterans Benefits: An Overview, report, June 25, 2008; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs10761/: accessed April 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.