Resources and Services
The American Legion understands the difficulty some veterans have in returning home. To help guide a successful transition, we have compiled resources to help.
- DDForm 214 Information and access
- Wayne County Veterans Service Agency: Amanda M. Rank- firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mesothelioma information email Chelsea Montanaro: email@example.com or “http://www.mesotheliomafund.com/”
Meyers-Ingraham Post 428: Wayne County Info
Facebook contacts Wayne County:
Veterans of the United States armed forces may be eligible for a broad range of programs and services provided by the VA. Eligibility for most VA benefits is based upon discharge from active military service under other than dishonorable conditions, and certain benefits require service during wartime. If you are new to the VA, the Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors booklet will help you get started.
New Go-to Place for Veterans Benefits
Steve Mencher, in a recent AARP Magazine article, shares that military veterans and their families have a new online source of help for getting the benefits they’ve earned. On the website Explore VA, produced by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, you can learn about many kinds of benefits: health care, education, job services, home loans, housing life, insurance, pensions, disability compensation and much more. You can also apply for those benefits through the site and track the status of your claim. And if you want to reach out for more information or to friends or fellow veterans, you’ll find social networking tools to help with that, too. Lon on to va.gov/explore.
VA’s health care offers a variety of services, information, and benefits. As the nation’s largest integrated health care system, VA operates more than 1,400 sites of care, including hospitals, community clinics, community living centers, domiciliaries, readjustment counseling centers, and various other facilities.
Benefits & Services
VA administers a variety of benefits and services that provide financial and other forms of assistance to Veterans, their dependents, and survivors. Major benefits include Veterans’ compensation, Veterans’ pension, survivors’ benefits, rehabilitation and employment assistance, education assistance, home loan guaranties, and life insurance coverage.
Burial and Memorials
Burial and memorial benefits are available for eligible service members, Veterans, reservists, National Guard members, and eligible family members. Service include interment, headstones and markers, and Presidential memorial certificates. VA operates 128 national cemeteries in the United States and Puerto Rico, together with oversight and management of 33 soldiers’ lots, confederate cemeteries, and monument sites.