Veterans Benefits for Dummies

Veterans Benefits for Dummies

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by Rod Powers
     
 

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Meet eligibility requirements, gather the right documents, and earn the benefits due you

Want to take full advantage of your military benefits? This concise, plain-English guide explains the various programs available to you and your family, and helps you properly file applications, claims, and appeals. You'll make sense of the often-confusing world of the

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Meet eligibility requirements, gather the right documents, and earn the benefits due you

Want to take full advantage of your military benefits? This concise, plain-English guide explains the various programs available to you and your family, and helps you properly file applications, claims, and appeals. You'll make sense of the often-confusing world of the Department of Veterans Affairs and see exactly how to get the benefits you need and deserve.

  • Understand your status — based on length, type, place, and period of service, know where you stand as a veteran
  • Work with the VA and service offices — evaluate the VA healthcare program and Tricare, the DOD healthcare system
  • Navigate the VA disability compensation and application process — understand disability ratings and available programs including CRSC
  • Find your way home — use a low-interest loan to finance your dream house or retire gracefully in a military home
  • Travel in style — take advantage of military aircraft and lodging around the world
  • Carry on in memory — discover payments and benefits available to spouses and dependent children of deceased veterans and how to request honors and memorials

Open the book and find:

  • Whether you meet basic qualifications for veterans
  • How to change your discharge status
  • The lowdown on pensions and retirement pay
  • Ways the new G.I. Bill affects servicemen and women
  • Clear explanations of medical and dental benefits
  • The pros and cons of the VA home loan
  • Financial planning tips
  • Help for homeless veterans

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470398654
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/09/2009
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
314,570
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

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