According to United States law, a veteran is any person who served for a certain length of time in any military service branch. If you meet the terms of this definition, you are entitled to the rights, benefits, and honors bestowed upon this position.
Compensation and Pension
As a veteran, your time of service may have led you to sustain serious physical, emotional, or mental disabilities that can severely impact your life and the lives of those around you. For this reason, the Veterans Administration provides many types of compensation and pension benefits for veterans including, but not limited to:
- Pre-Discharge Program
- Disability Compensation
- Disability Pension
- Monthly Payments to Children with Spina Bifida or Other Covered Birth Defects
- Survivor Benefits
- Death Pension
- Agent Orange Programs
- Former POWs Programs
These and many other veterans’ rights concerning disability compensation and pensions could be available to you after serving your country.
At the end of your military service, you may be interested in furthering your education, and the Veterans Administration is here to help. As a veteran, you may qualify for such educational assistance as:
- Post 9/11 GI Bill
- Montgomery GI Bill
- Dependents’ Educational Assistance (Chapter 35)
These and other programs are designed to help you achieve your educational goals.
When you are looking for a new home for you and your family, it can be a challenge to find homes for sale, apply for loans, and get other information concerning home mortgage options. For veterans, the VA has information government mortgage loans for veterans as well as many other features of finding a new home.
If you have sustained a service-connected disability, it may be difficult for you to find and keep a sustainable job for your family. The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment VetSuccess Program is designed to help you determine what types of job best suits your needs and abilities, find a job, provide rehabilitation services, and much more. Consult with the Veterans Administration for more information and to find out if you are eligible for this program.
Due to the high risk involved in being a member of the armed forces, you may not be able to acquire life insurance from a private company. Private life insurance companies may also reject your application knowing you have a service-connected disability. As part of your veterans’ rights, the VA offers life insurance to ensure you are not left unprotected in unforeseeable circumstances.
Contact Our Veterans’ Rights Attorneys
At The Justice Legal Group, we are dedicated to helping veterans work to obtain the rights and benefits they deserve. If you are a disabled veteran and have been denied disability benefits from the VA, contact our veterans’ rights attorneys to discuss your case and fight for the benefits you deserve for your service-connected physical or mental disabilities.