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Veteran Federal Benefits for 2011

by skoda on August 19, 2011

Veterans of the United States armed forces may be eligible for a broad range of programs and services provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). These benefits are legislated in Title 
38 of the United States Code. This booklet contains a summary of these benefits effective Jan. 1, 2011. For additional information, visit 
the VA Web page at 

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. Generally, men and women veterans with similar 
service may be entitled to the same VA benefits.
Dishonorable and bad conduct discharges issued by general courtsmartial may bar VA benefits. Veterans in prison and parolees must 
contact a VA regional office to determine eligibility. VA benefits will not be provided to any veteran or dependent wanted for an outstanding felony warrant. 

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