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Va Benefits For Service Connected Veterans


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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

FOR INFORMATION ON APPLICATION PROCEDURES

CALL TOLL-FREE 1 (800) 827-1000

Non-service connected veterans may also be entitled to many of the same VA benefits.

More information may be obtained by calling the above toll-free number.

EVALUATION VA BENEFITS FOR SERVICE CONNECTED VETERANS

0% and greater

  • Home Loan Guaranty Certificate of Eligibility.
  • Service Disabled Veterans Life Insurance. Must apply within 2 years from initial notice of service connection of a disability.
    CALL (800) 669-8477 FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT:
    Waiver of National Service Life Insurance premiums.
    National Service Life Insurance total disability income provisions.
  • Outpatient treatment for: (1) service connected condition, and (2) for all medical conditions if enrolled in VA healthcare program. Co-payment for treatment may apply for non-service connected conditions.
  • Travel allowance for scheduled appointments for care of the service connected condition at the VA Medical Centers and VA Out-Patient Clinics. Eligibility based on veteran's family income.
  • Medical treatment in non-VA facilities for service connected condition with a fee basis card issued to the veteran by the authorizing VA Medical Center. Certain restrictions apply.
  • 10 Point Civil Service Preference. (10 points added to Civil Service test score.)
  • Clothing allowance for veterans who use or wear a prosthetic or orthopedic appliance (artificial limb, braces, wheelchair) or use prescribed medications for a skin condition which tend to wear, tear, or soil clothing.
  • Temporary increased total evaluation with payment at the 100% rate based on hospitalization for a service connected disability necessitating at least one month of convalescence or immobilization by cast, without surgery of one major joint or more.
  • Dental treatment for: (1) service connected dental condition, OR (2) follow-up dental treatment which has begun while hospitalized at a VA Medical Center, OR any former Prisoner of War with 90 consecutive days, or more, of confinement. Some restrictions may apply based on availability of services.


    10% and greater All of the above and:

    • Vocational Rehabilitation which includes full medical and dental. (Chapter 31)


    • Funding fees waived for Home Loan Guaranty.



      30% and greater All of the above and:

      • Additional compensation for dependents. (Spouse, children, dependent parents)


      • Non-competitive Civil Service appointment.


      • Affirmative action in employment.


      • Travel allowance for scheduled appointments for care of all medical conditions (except dental) at VA Medical Centers and VA Out-Patient Clinics.


      • Additional allowance for a spouse who is a patient in a nursing home. (Either helpless, blind, or so nearly helpless as to require the aid and attendance of another person).



        40% and greater All of the above and:

        • Automobile Assistance. (One-time payment up to $5,500). Veteran must have service connected loss of one or both hands or feet, or permanent loss of use, or permanent impairment of vision of both eyes.


        • Special Adaptive Automobile Equipment. Veteran must have service connected ankylosis (immobility) of one or both knees, or one or both hips.



          50% and greater All of the above and:

Medical treatment for any condition (except dental). Enrollment in VA health care program is encouraged but not required for treatment of a service connected condition.


No co-payments for treatment at VA Medical Centers and Out-Patient Clinics.



Includes prescriptions written by a non-VA physician providing care under an authorized fee basis agreement with the VA Medical Center. (NOTE: Prescriptions written by non-VA physicians may be filled through the VA pharmacy for any (1) WW1 veteran OR (2) veteran entitled to Aid and Attendance or Housebound benefits regardless of evaluation percentage. A co-payment will be charged if the prescription is not for a service connected disability.)

No co-payments on Prescription Drugs for service connected disabilities.


Medical treatment in non-VA facilities for any medical condition with a fee basis card issued to the veteran by the authorizing VA Medical Center.


60% to 90% with Individual Unemployability and greater All of the above and:

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Increased compensation, payable at the 100% rate, based on Individual Unemployability.

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Dental treatment.

Permanent and Total Evaluation Either 100% OR

60% to 90% with Individual Unemployability All of the above and:

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Educational Assistance for Dependents. (Chapter 35)

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Civilian Health and Medical Program For Dependents/Survivors. (CHAMPVA).

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Commissary and Exchange privileges. (Department of Defense)

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Specially Adapted Homes. Grant up to $38,000. Building, buying or remodeling adaptive homes or paying indebtedness on existing home. Veteran must be entitled to compensation for permanent and total service connected disability due to: (1) loss or loss of use of both lower extremities or disability which includes (a) blindness in both eyes, having only light perception, plus ( B) loss or loss of use of one lower extremity OR loss or loss of use of one lower extremity together with (a) residuals of organic disease or injury, or ( :) the loss or loss of use of one upper extremity which so affects the function of balance or propulsion as to preclude locomotion without using braces, canes, crutches, or wheelchair.

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Specially Adapted Homes. Grant up to $6,500. Handicap adaptations to a veteran's residence or to acquire a residence which already has been adapted with special features for the veterans disability. Veteran must be entitled to compensation for permanent and total service connected disability due to: blindness in both eyes with 5/200 visual acuity or less, OR anatomical loss or loss of use of both hands.

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Veterans Mortgage Life Insurance. Decreasing term mortgage insurance up to $90,000 for veterans who have received a Specially Adapted Housing grant and have an existing mortgage.

100% Permanent and Total Evaluation All of the above and:

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Emergency treatment in non-VA facilities if VA facilities are not available.

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