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    Dept. of Veterans Services, Benefits Assistance

    The Virginia Department of Veterans Services (DVS) offers programs that provide assistance for veterans in understanding and/or obtaining the full benefits and services to which they are entitled by law based on service to their country.

    Veteran Compensation and Pension Benefits

    Programs administered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs that provide monthly payments to veterans who are disabled and were discharged under other than dishonorable conditions, their dependent children, surviving spouses and parents. Included are compensation benefits for veterans with service-connected disabilities; and pension benefits for veterans with limited incomes who are age 65 or older or are permanently and totally disabled as a result of a condition not related to military service. Veterans who are more seriously disabled may qualify for Aid and Attendance or Housebound benefits which are paid in addition to the basic compensation or pension rate. A veteran cannot receive both Aid and Attendance and Housebound benefits at the same time.

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    Dept. of Veterans Services, Benefits Assistance

    The Virginia Department of Veterans Services (DVS) offers programs that provide assistance for veterans in understanding and/or obtaining the full benefits and services to which they are entitled by law based on service to their country.

    Veteran Compensation and Pension Benefits

    Programs administered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs that provide monthly payments to veterans who are disabled and were discharged under other than dishonorable conditions, their dependent children, surviving spouses and parents. Included are compensation benefits for veterans with service-connected disabilities; and pension benefits for veterans with limited incomes who are age 65 or older or are permanently and totally disabled as a result of a condition not related to military service. Veterans who are more seriously disabled may qualify for Aid and Attendance or Housebound benefits which are paid in addition to the basic compensation or pension rate. A veteran cannot receive both Aid and Attendance and Housebound benefits at the same time.

  • Learn about Disability Compensation, Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) annd Special Monthly Compensation (SMC) in this detailed article.

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  • Disabilities determined by VA to be related to your military service can lead to monthly non-taxable compensation, enrollment in the VA health care system, a 10-point hiring preference for federal employment, and other important  benefits. Ask your VA representative or Veterans Service Organization representative about Disability Compensation,  Pension, Health Care, Caregiver Program, Career Services, Educational Assistance, Home Loan Guaranty, Insurance and/or Dependents and Survivors Benefits. 

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  • Have you filed your VA Disability Compensation Claim and feel like the rating your received is wrong? If you disagree with the decision VA made on your disability compensation claim, your first step is to formally tell VA that you disagree.

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  • If you are a transitioning service member one of the first steps you will want to take is getting registered with the VA Hospital in your area. First, you will want to visit your local VA and get registered.

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  • Learn more about the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' VA Pension for Veterans.

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