Veteran Benefits: An Overview
|Davis, Carol D.
|Panangala, Sidath Viranga
|[Excerpt] The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers a wide range of benefits and services to eligible veterans, members of their families, and survivors of deceased veterans. VA programs include disability compensation and pensions, readjustment benefits, and health care programs. The VA also provides life insurance, burial benefits, housing and other loan guaranty programs, and special counseling and outreach programs. While eligibility for specific benefits varies, veterans generally must meet requirements related to discharge type and length of active duty military service. This report provides an overview of major VA benefits and the VA budget. It will be updated as events warrant.
|RS22902_20080625.pdf: 476 downloads, before Oct. 1, 2020.
|Department of Veterans Affairs
|Veteran Benefits: An Overview
|Davis, Carol D.: Congressional Research Service; Knowledge Services Group
|Panangala, Sidath Viranga: Congressional Research Service; Domestic Social Policy Division
|Scott, Christine: Congressional Research Service; Domestic Social Policy Division