If you're a veteran--or a veteran's family member--you know how hard it is to navigate the VA benefits maze. This definitive guide steers you through the process so that you and your family can get the benefits you're entitled to. Filled with vital information on the latest programs, here is clear, step-by-step, form-by-form advice on cutting through the red tape. And if benefits are denied, it will show you how to appeal an unfair decision.
In this newly updated edition, you'll find essentials on:
Health Care, Disability, and Rehabilitation--including changes in eligibility and access; Emergency Room care at non-VA facilities; Project Hero for veterans in rural areas; the VA's new suicide prevention outreach initiative; the Benefits Delivery at Discharge program (BDD) for transitioning service members.
Education--Complete information on the Post 9/11 GI Bill, which doubles educational benefits to eligible veterans.
VA Loans for Home Ownership--For veterans facing foreclosure or looking to purchase after foreclosure.
Job Preference Eligibility and Entrepreneurship Opportunities--New non-VA services that are available to veterans.
Plus new benefits for dependents and an expanded resource list. When you're dealing with a system that says "no" more than "yes," it helps to know every angle--before you fill out those forms in triplicate.
"Take advantage of these opportunities if you are eligible. You've earned them and deserve them." –Bob Dole