America has a long and unique legacy of citizens who have served the country with courage and dignity. Many of the veterans who served our country have become disabled, albeit without military service. Veterans with disabilities who are not related to the service qualify for a variety of services and benefits, some for all veterans, some specifically designed for disabled veterans.
Veterans over the age of 65 with non-service-related disabilities with little or no working capacity are eligible for a pension from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Veterans with disabilities who are not connected to services under the age of 65 permanently and who are fully disabled are also eligible for a pension. Non-service-related disability is defined as a disability that is not caused by injury or health condition that occurs while in military service or while working in the U.S. government. Death subsidies are available to unmarried survivors and unmarried children of a war veteran.
Medical subsidies are available to all veterans participating in military service. Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers is located in major cities across the country. Veterans who are not involved in general medical care search services will have a co-payment requirement, subject to affordability. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) determines the financial capacity to pay with a vehicle testing form that veterans are required to submit. Co-payment is a small percentage of the medical service bill that patients pay. Veterans are billed co-pays after medical services have been performed.
War veterans with disabilities unaffected by full and permanent disability services are eligible for additional special benefits. Depending on the severity of their disability, veterans may be eligible for Grants and Specialty and Internal Assurance benefits. There are different qualification requirements, depending on how long a veteran served and the period in a wartime situation. Veterans seeking subsidies should contact the eligibility office at the nearest VA medical center.
Lending and Education
Veterans, disabled or not, have served since September 16, 1940, and have been discharged under conditions other than worthy conditions, eligible for VA-guaranteed home loans. Eligibility for VA education subsidies depends on the time spent serving in the military of the individual veteran. Over the years, Congress has established various VA education programs to meet changing federal budget requirements. Veterans should check with the nearest VA office for eligibility-specific requirements.
The VA will pay up to $300 for funeral and funeral costs of veterans who died from conditions unsold linked to the service. The VA will also pay a $300 grant for deaths on or after December 1, 2001. Veterans who have been discharged under credible conditions may be eligible for burial at the VA National Cemetery. Spouses and children of eligible veterans can also be buried at VA National Cemetery. Living family members of the recently died veteran should make arrangements with the nearest VA regional office.