2019 Federal Veteran Benefit Guide
Veterans of the United States armed forces may be eligible for a broad
range of benefits and services provided by the U.S. Department of
Veterans Affairs (VA). These benefits are codified in Title 38 of the United
States Code. This booklet contains a brief overview of the most commonly sought information concerning Veterans benefits and services. For
the most accurate information, Veterans and family members should visit
the websites provided within this publication as regulations, payments,
and eligibility requirements are subject to change. For additional information, please visit www.va.gov. To find the nearest VA facility, go to
General Eligibility: Eligibility for most VA benefits is based upon discharge
from active military service under other than dishonorable conditions.
Active service means full-time service, other than active duty for training, as a member of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard,
or as a commissioned officer of the Public Health Service, Environmental
Science Services Administration or National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration, or its predecessor, the Coast and Geodetic Survey.