You may be eligible for VA benefits if you are:
a veteran’s dependent
surviving spouse, child or parent of a deceased veteran
an active-duty military service member
a member of the Reserve or National Guard
If you are eligible for federal benefits, but have never applied, you still can. Let a professionally trained VFW service officer help you. In fact, by turning to the VFW to help you file a claim, the chances for approval are much better than if you go it alone.
With a nationwide network of service officers, both on the Department (state) level (full time, professional advocates) and Post level (volunteer advocates), the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Veterans Service (NVS) assists more then 120,000 veterans and their families each year. Annually, Department Service Officers (DSOs) garner over a billion dollars in compensation benefits.
For additional information, contact:
VFW Post 10427
Service Officer: Gary Miller
8760 RR 2243, Leander, Texas 78641
Mon-Fri: 3pm - 10pm
Sat/Sun: 1pm - 10pm
Below are just some of the benefits you may have earned:
Disability Compensation is a tax-free monetary benefit paid to Veterans with disabilities that are the result of a disease or injury incurred or aggravated during active military service.
VA helps Veterans and their families cope with financial challenges by providing supplemental income through the Veterans Pension and Survivors Pension benefit programs. Learn more and see if you qualify.
The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,298 health care facilities, including 171 medical centers and 1,113 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.
Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E)
In June of 2020, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment was renamed Veteran Readiness and Employment. (VR&E)
You may receive VR&E services to help with job training, employment accommodations, resume development, and job seeking skills coaching. Other services may be provided to assist Veterans and Servicemembers in starting their own businesses or independent living services for those who are severely disabled and unable to work in traditional employment. To learn more about the VR&E program, review the VR&E Process page.
Education & Training
VA pays benefits to eligible veterans, reservists, and active-duty service members while they are in an approved education or training program.
VA direct and VA-backed Veterans Home Loans can help Veterans, service members, and their survivors to buy, build, improve, or refinance a home. You’ll still need to have the required credit and income for the loan amount you want to borrow. But a Veterans home loan may offer better terms than with a traditional loan from a private bank, mortgage company, or credit union. For example, nearly 90% of VA-backed loans are made with no down payment.
VA Life Insurance can offer financial security for Veterans, service members, and their spouses and dependent children. Explore your options, manage your policy, and file claims to get the insurance benefits you've earned.
Dependency and Indemnity Compensation
If you’re the surviving spouse, child, or parent of a service member who died in the line of duty, or the survivor of a Veteran who died from a service-related injury or illness, you may be able to get a tax-free monetary benefit called VA Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (VA DIC).