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Federal Veteran Benefits
COMPENSATION

VA Disability Compensation
Disability compensation is a benefit paid to a veteran because of injuries or diseases that happened while on active duty, or were made worse by active military service. It is also paid to certain veterans disabled from VA health care. The benefits are tax-free.
Learn more here. 
 
Social Security and Wounded Warriors
Military service members can receive expedited processing of disability claims from Social Security.  
Learn More here.
 
Military Service and Social Security
Earnings for active duty military service or active duty training have been covered under Social Security since 1957. 
Learn more here
 
Life Insurance
Honorably discharged veterans with service-connected disabilities may qualify for insurance.
Life Insurance Benefits for Service-Disabled Veterans 
VA Life Insurance 
 

Burial and End of Life
At no cost to the family, Veteran Burial benefits available include a gravesite in any national cemetery with available space, opening and closing of the grave, perpetual care, a Government headstone or marker, a burial flag, and a Presidential Memorial Certificate.
Learn more here. 

COUNSELING
Counseling and Outreach Services
Vet Centers provide readjustment counseling and outreach services to all veterans and family members who served in any combat zone. Services are also available for their family members for military related issues. All services are provided at no cost to the veteran or family. There are four Vet Centers serving Oregon in SalemPortlandGrants Pass, and Eugene
 
EDUCATION

GI Bill
VA administers the following education benefit programs, please click on the program name for more information. Call 888-GI-BILL-1 (442-4551), or 800-827-1000 to contact the nearest VA Regional Office. The Post-9/11 GI Bill  

EMPLOYMENT
Veterans' Recruitment Appointment, Preference
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This allows federal agencies to appoint eligible veterans to jobs without competition.  These appointments can be converted to career or career-conditional positions after two years of satisfactory work. Veterans should apply directly to the agency where they wish to work at www.usajobs.com.
 
Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment VR&E Program 
Education and Employment program for veterans with 20% or higher service-connected disability. For more information: Vocational Rehabilitation or call 800-827-1000.

HEALTH CARE
Combat Veteran Health Care & Medical Check-Up
Under the 'Combat Veteran' authority, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides cost-free health care services.
VA Health Care Overview
Enrollment Calculator
VA Form 10-10EZ - Application for Medical Benefits (Enrollment)
Oregon VA Medical Facilities
 
My Health-e-Vet
My HealtheVet is VA’s award–winning e–health website, which offers Veterans, active duty soldiers, their dependents and caregivers anywhere, anytime Internet access to VA health care information and services. Launched nationwide in 2003, My HealtheVet is a free, online Personal Health Record that empowers Veterans to become informed partners in their health care.
See More Here. 

Health Care Eligibility & Enrollment
The fastest and easiest way to apply for enrollment and health benefits is online.
 
Dental Benefits
Dental benefits are provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) according to law. In some instances, VA is authorized to provide extensive dental care, while in other cases treatment may be limited. This Fact Sheet describes dental eligibility criteria. 
See more here.
 
Hearing Aids and Eyeglasses

HOUSING

Loans for Farms and Homes
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides loans and guarantees to buy, improve or operate farms.  Learn more here.   

Veteran Homelessness
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is taking decisive action to end Veteran homelessness in five years.  All Veterans at risk for homelessness or attempting to exit homelessness must have easy access to programs and services.  VA offers a variety of resources, programs, and benefits which are detailed through this link. More Information Here.
 
The Temporary Residence Adaptation (TRA) grant
The Temporary Residence Adaptation (TRA) grant program is available to veterans and servicemembers who have been rated eligible for the Specially Adapted Housing section 2101 (a) (SAH) or the Special Home Adaptation section 2101(b) (SHA) grant on a one time basis. More Information Here.

TRANSPORTATION
Travel Reimbursement
VA reimburses at least 41.5 cents per mile for veteran travel. VA has authority to provide eligible beneficiaries reimbursement for mileage, special mode of transportation (when medically justified by a VA health care provider), and in certain circumstances, taxi or hired car.
Beneficiary Travel Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)  
  
Transportation to VA Medical Appointments The DAV Transportation Network provides veterans with a ride to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical facilities. The Transportation Network is administered nationwide by DAV Hospital Service Coordinators (HSCs) at the VA’s 172 medical centers, including Oregon. 
Contact the VA facility DAV Coordinator 
 
DAV Transportation Van ScheduleThe DAV Transportation Network provides veterans with a ride to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical facilities. The Transportation Network is administered nationwide by DAV Hospital Service Coordinators (HSCs) at the VA’s 172 medical centers, including Oregon medical facilities.
Find out more on the DAV Van Schedule Here. 

VA Travel Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)
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