VA Benefits

 

 

You may be eligible for VA benefits if you are:

  • a veteran

  • a veteran’s dependent

  • surviving spouse, child or parent of a deceased veteran

  • an active-duty military servicemember

  • a member of the Reserve or National Guard

If you are eligible for federal benefits, but have never applied, you still can. Let a professionally trained American Legion service officer help you. In fact, by turning to the American Legion to help you file a claim, the chances for approval are much better than if you go it alone.

With a nationwide network of service officers, both on the Department (state) level (full time, professional advocates) and Post level (volunteer advocates), the American Legion assists more then 120,000 veterans and their families each year. Annually, Department Service Officers (DSOs) garner over 3 billion dollars in compensation benefits.

Visit: American Legion Veterans Benefits 

For additional information contact:

American Legion Post 833 Service Officer
51 Juniper Ave

Smithtown, NY 11787

Telephone: 631-724-1804
Email: commander@alpost833ny.org

Suffolk County Veterans Services
H. Lee Dennison Building
100 Veterans Memorial Highway
3rd Floor Hauppauge, NY 11788-0099

Telephone: 631-853-VETS (8387)

Email: servingheros@suffolkcountyny.gov

Email: veteransinfo@suffolkcountyny.gov 


Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm

Below are just some of the benefits you may have earned:

COMPENSATION

 

VA can pay you monthly compensation if you are at least 10% disabled as a result of your military service.

PENSION

 

You can receive a monthly pension if you are a wartime veteran with limited income, and you are permanently and totally disabled or at least 65 years old.

HEALTH CARE

 

Various services are available, including hospital, outpatient medical, dental, pharmacy and prosthetic services, sexual trauma counseling, specialized health care for women veterans, readjustment counseling, alcohol and drug dependency treatment and medical evaluation for disorders associated with military service in the Gulf War, or exposure to Agent Orange, radiation, and other environmental hazards.

Note: Combat Veterans receive free medical care for any illness possibly associated with service during a period of hostility for two years from the veteran’s release from active duty.

VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION & EMPLOYMENT

 

VA can help veterans with service-connected disabilities prepare for, find and keep suitable employment. For veterans with serious service-connected disabilities, VA also offers services to improve their ability to live as independently as possible.

EDUCATION & TRAINING

 

VA pays benefits to eligible veterans, reservists, and active-duty servicemembers while they are in an approved education or training program.

HOME LOANS

 

VA offers various home-loan services to eligible veterans, some military personnel, and certain surviving spouses.

LIFE INSURANCE

 

Veterans Group Life Insurance (VGLI) is renewable term life insurance for veterans who want to convert their SGLI up to an amount not to exceed the coverage you had when you separated from service. Service-Disabled Veterans Insurance, also called “RH” Insurance, is for service-connected veterans. Coverage is $10,000. You may be eligible for a $20,000 supplemental policy if you are totally disabled.

DEPENDENTS & SURVIVORS

 

Dependency and Indemnity Compensation is payable to certain survivors.

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