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Veterans Information

The following websites and books provide helpful information to veterans.
 

Websites

DVA Handbook of Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependents (PDF)
http://www.va.gov/opa/publications/benefits_book/federal_benefits.pdf
This is a handbook of information on veteran’s benefits, including healthcare, pensions, life insurance and education and training.

DVA’s Veterans Online Application Site (VONAPP)
http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/main.asp
Includes application forms, instructions for filling out the forms and FAQs.

Directory of Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs)
http://www1.va.gov/vso/
The information in this directory can be viewed/searched in a number of ways.

Military One-Source
http://www.militaryonesource.com/skins/MOS/home.aspx
All kinds of information for military personnel and their families.

Operation Enduring Freedom / Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF) Home
http://www.oefoif.va.gov/
Information on benefits for newly returned veterans.

Post 9/11 G.I. Bill - Handout (PDF)
http://www.gibill.va.gov/pamphlets/CH33/CH33_Pamphlet.pdf
Factsheet of information about the post 9/11 G.I. Bill

State Veterans Affairs Offices

http://www.va.gov/statedva.htm
Links to Veterans Affairs Offices for each of the 50 states.

 

United States Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www.va.gov/
Main site with many links, including information about Health Care, Benefits (including Education, Home Loans, Vocational Rehabilitation & Pharmacy Benefits), Business Opportunities and Partners.

VA Facilities Locator
http://www2.va.gov/directory/guide/home.asp
A database of nationwide facilities serving veterans – it can be searched by keyword or a state can be chosen from a map.

VA Forms
http://www.va.gov/vaforms/
This site has links to VA forms, which can be searched with a number or keyword.

Books

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Your Military and Veterans Benefits by Larry Webber, Katrina L. Webber
362.8609 W 2008
This book gives explanations of family, medical, education and other benefits available to veterans and those in active duty and their families.

Federal Benefits for Veterans & Dependents: a complete reprint of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
362. 8609 F 2001
Vital information for veterans and their dependents concerning benefits available, eligibility requirements and filing claims.

For Service to Your Country: the insider’s guide to veterans’ benefits by Peter S. Gaytan & Marian Edelman Borden
362.8609 G 2008
Clear, step-by-step, form-by-form advice for veterans on cutting through the red tape and getting the support they need, be it medical, financial or other concerns.

The Military Advantage: a comprehensive guide to your military & veterans benefits by Christopher P. Michel
362.8609 M 2006
An owner's manual to help veterans unlock the money in scholarships, educational benefits, home loan guarantees and military discounts to which they are entitled.

Military-to-Civilian Career Transition Guide: the essential job search handbook for service members by Janet I. Farley
650.14 F 2005
Information on the entire process of transitioning from active service to civilian work; includes advice for making the decision to leave the military and how to address the needs of the family of the person making the transition.

Returning from the War on Terrorism: what every veteran needs to know to receive your maximum benefits by Bruce C. Brown
362.868 B 2008
Multiple benefits for servicemen and women, including such topics as: The GI Bill, scholarships, grants, military discounts, VA loans, vocational rehabilitation and employment, hospitals and facilities, and disability compensation.

Veteran’s Guide to Benefits, 4th Edition by P.J. Budahn
362.8609 B 2005
Complete information about benefits for veterans of the Armed Forces – what’s available, who’s eligible, and how to obtain them.

The Veteran’s Survival Guide: how to file and collect on VA claims by John D. Roche
331.2529 R 2006 2nd ed., Rev. and updated.
Information on how to file for federal benefits, written by a former VA claims adjudication specialist.

Your Military Family Network: your connection to military friendly resources, benefits, information, businesses and advice by Military Family Network (MFN) 355.1209 Y 2008
A guide to all the information needed by military families and veterans; includes a list of resources for each state.