There are as many as 20 million veterans in the USA, all from foreign wars. So, get acquainted with some of the most important benefits you can claim through the Veteran Affairs program.
Health care and long-term care
Probably the most important aspect of the VA program is whether veterans can apply for chiropractic care under their VA health care program since the majority needs chiropractic treatment.
The Household benefits and Aid and Attendance programs can provide valuable financial help to those veterans, as well as their surviving spouses, who need assistance in everyday activities. The said activities can include eating, dressing, bathing, and toileting.
The eligibility requirements of this program state that only those who are over the age of 65, and possess a wartime service record, are eligible. What’s more, they have to qualify for basic VA pension.
A program called the Choice helps you with finding the best health care services in your own community. This program bypasses the need to wait for appointments, or to travel long distances to a VA facility.
The VA Blind Rehabilitation Service provides VA benefits for veterans who are either blind, or with poor vision. Depending on the needs of the veteran, the services can be carried out in an outpatient or inpatient facility, as well as in the person’s home, depending on the level of disability.
There are also State homes for veterans that provide various services, such as skilled nursing, rehabilitation, residential care, long-term care, hospice care, and dementia care. This might be the best option for some veterans with grave disabilities.
More often than not, financial VA benefits go hand in hand with those of a medical nature. At other times, financial assistance is needed for the continuation of education or home loans.
The most important and common type of financial VA benefit is the veteran’s pension. It is administered through Veterans Administration to veterans over the age of 65, or to veterans of any age with a disability. The amount received depends on the income, number of those dependent on you, and the pension rate of the program.
The Death Pension is one of financial benefits awarded to the spouse who survived the veteran. The eligibility demands that the spouse not be remarried.
Disability payments are part of Veteran Affairs benefit program for those veterans who have suffered an injury, or who have contracted a disease with a worsening condition. Additional compensation is available for severe disabilities, such as loss of limb, as well as for a disabled spouse, or several dependents.
Financial assistance for education helps pay for tuitions, fees, books, examination, as well as housing expenses for undergraduate and graduate degrees. Financial aid is also available for technical and vocational training.
There are many veterans who are struggling for housing, so the Veteran Affairs program also provides assistance in that aspect.
Housing grants provides cash benefits for veterans with service-connected disabilities. They can use the money granted to buy a new home, or remodel an existing one, in order to accommodate for the acquired disability.
Home loans for veterans ease the process of securing a loan for property purchase. The VA guarantees a loan through approved lenders. The exceptional perk of this benefit is that the Veterans Administration guarantees the repayment of the loan to the lender if a veteran has trouble paying the loan back on his own.
Besides specific Veteran Administration programs that provide benefits to veterans with a disability, there are also various state-funded benefits.
These include employment assistance when a veteran is struggling to find a job after service, and assistance for educational purposes at any university or college sponsored by the state. There are also boons of a smaller scale, such as license plates recognizing your service time, and a discount for hunting and fishing licenses.
There is a place for chiropractic that accepts veteran benefits
Fix Body Chiropractor Group cares about the people who have defended our freedoms, and we like to show it. We have been a long term partner with Veteran Affairs, and are here to help in any way we can. So, whether active duty or retired, we would like to show our appreciation to you by providing a 20% discount on services. Contact us today!