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Medical Benefits

With VA health care, you’re covered for regular checkups with your primary care provider and appointments with specialists (like cardiologists, gynecologists, and mental health providers). You can access Veterans health care services like home health and geriatric (elder) care, and you can get medical equipment, prosthetics, and prescriptions. Find out how to apply for and manage the health care benefits you’ve earned.

Visit the VA Health Care Page

Apply for Benefits

Find a VA Location

Burial Benefits

Veterans, service members, and some family members may be eligible for burial in a VA national cemetery. Find out if you, or a person you’re planning a burial for, can get this benefit.

Check Eligibility

Burial Allowance

Memorial Items

Schedule a Burial

Learn About Funeral Honors

Government Benefits

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.

Download the VA Benefits Brochure

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GI Bill

GI Bill benefits help you pay for college, graduate school, and training programs. Since 1944, the GI Bill has helped qualifying Veterans and their family members get money to cover all or some of the costs for school or training.

If you applied for and were awarded Post-9/11 GI Bill education benefits, your GI Bill Statement of Benefits will show you how much of your benefits you’ve used and how much you have left to use. View your GI Bill Statement of Benefits.

The GI Bill Comparison Tool can help you explore options and find out what benefits you can get. Comparison Tool

GI Bill Eligibility

Post 9/11 (Chapter 33)
Served at least 90 days on active duty (either all at once or with breaks in service) on or after September 11, 2001, or
Received a Purple Heart on or after September 11, 2001, and were honorably discharged after any amount of service, or
Served for at least 30 continuous days (all at once, without a break in service) on or after September 11, 2001, and were honorably discharged with a service-connected disability, or
Are a dependent child using benefits transferred by a qualifying Veteran or service member

Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty (MGIB-AD)
Were honorably discharged, and
Have a high school diploma, GED, or 12 hours of college credit, and
Meet other requirements
Learn more about MGIB-AD

Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)

Have either a 6-year service obligation (you agreed to serve 6 years) in the Selected Service, or
Are an officer in the Selected Reserve who agreed to serve 6 years in addition to your initial service obligation, and
Meet other requirements
Learn more about MGIB-SR

Other VA Education Benefits

These are programs that may help you get added GI Bill benefits. They also include alternative programs if you’re a Veteran or a member of the National Guard or Reserve and you’re not eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship 
Find out if you’re eligible for the Rogers STEM Scholarship

Veteran Employment Through Technology Education Courses (VET TEC) 
Find out if you’re eligible for the VET TEC program 

Yellow Ribbon Program 
Find out if you’re eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program

The National Call to Service program
Find out if you’re eligible for the National Call to Service program

The post-Vietnam Era Veterans’ Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)
Find out if you’re eligible for VEAP

Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program (VRRAP)
Find out if you’re eligible for VRRAP


VA Home Loans

A VA loan is a $0 down payment mortgage option available to veterans and active duty service members that is issued by private banks and backed by the US Department of Veterans Affairs.

You’ll need a VA-backed purchase loan
You’ll go through a private lender, like a bank or mortgage company, to get this loan. We’ll guarantee part of the loan against loss, which will allow your lender to give you better loan terms, like the option to pay no down payment.

Find out current VA home loan limits
Get more advice from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

Getting Started

Before you start looking for a home:
Apply for your VA-backed home loan Certificate of Eligibility (COE)
You’ll need to show your COE to your lender as proof that you qualify for the home loan benefit.

Find out if you qualify for a COE
Apply for your COE now

Look at your current finances
Go over your credit profile, income, expenses, and monthly budget to make sure you’re ready to buy a home. Decide how much you want to spend on a mortgage—and be sure to include closing costs in the overall price.
Read about the VA funding fee and other loan closing costs
Use CFPB’s mortgage calculator

Beyond New Homes

Home Improvement
You can get a VA cash-out refinance loan to get money from your home’s equity. This can help you pay for home improvements, college costs, and more.

Veterans with certain service-connected or aging-related disabilities can get housing help.
You may qualify for special housing grants from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Apply for a Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) or a Special Housing Adaptation (SHA) grant. You can use it to:
-Build an adapted home
-Install ramps or widen doors
-Make other modifications to help you live independently