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VA Veterans Benefits/Timetable


VETERANS BENEFITS TIMETABLE; Information for Veterans Recently Separated from Active Military Service at: http://www.vba.va.gov/pubs/forms/VBA-21-0501-ARE.pdf

Department of Veterans Affairs - VA Benefits for Servicemembers
There are a variety of VA benefits available to servicemembers.
What Type of Insurance Benefit Is Available?
Servicemembers are eligible for up to a maximum of $400,000 in life insurance under Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (SGLI).  Spousal coverage is available up to a maximum of $100,000 while children are automatically covered for $10,000 at no cost.  Any member of the uniformed services covered by SGLI is eligible for a traumatic injury protection rider (TSGLI) that provides payments between $25,000 and $100,000 to members who have a traumatic injury and suffer losses such as, but not limited to, amputations, blindness, and paraplegia.
What Type of Education Benefits Are Available?
Education benefits are available to active duty and full-time National Guard personnel who have served for at least two years and have contributed $1200 under the Montgomery GI Bill (Chapter 30), and members of the Selected Reserve (includes National Guard) that are certified as eligible under the Montgomery GI Bill – Select Reserve (Chapter 1606).  The Chapter 30 program is limited to payment for tuition and fees while the Chapter 1606 program provides a monthly stipend.
What Type of Home-Related Benefits Are Available?
Persons on active duty are eligible for a VA home loan guaranty after serving on continuous active duty for 90 days.  Servicemembers going through a pre-discharge claim program who are found to have service-connected conditions that will be rated as compensable, are exempt from the loan guaranty funding fee.
What Type of Financial Assistance Is Available for Purchasing a Vehicle?
To be eligible for financial assistance to purchase a vehicle or to adapt a vehicle to accommodate a disability, a servicemember must have certain qualifying disabilities (e.g. loss or permanent loss of use or one or both hands) that were incurred during active military service.
What Type of Health Care Benefits Are Available?
VA health care facilities are available to active duty servicemembers in emergency situations and upon referral by military treatment facilities through Sharing Agreements or under your TRICARE coverage.  
Is the Medal of Honor Pension Payable to Active Duty Personnel?
Active duty personnel who have been awarded the Medal of Honor and determined to be eligible by one of the service departments are entitled to receive a special Medal of Honor pension from the VA. 
Can a Claim for Benefits be Filed Prior to Separation?
Yes.  Servicemembers may file disability claims prior to separation from active or full-time duty through the Benefits Delivery at Discharge or Quick Start programs. Servicemembers may file claims for disability compensation, pension, vocational rehabilitation, automobile allowance, and special adapted housing prior to separation.  VA employees will assist in the filing and preparation of the claim as well as adjudicate the claim as quickly as possible following separation.  Additionally, VA offers counseling and claims assistance to separating servicemembers throughout the United States and around the world through the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) and Disabled Transition Assistance Program (DTAP). 

For More Information, Visit Our Web Site at http://www.va.gov or Call Toll-Free

Disability Benefits/General Information:  1-800-827-1000              
Insurance:  1-800-669-8477
ducation:  1-888-442-4551
Health Benefits: 1-877-222-8387

Policy and Program Management – February 2014

Medina County Veterans' Service Office
210 Northland Dr.  Medina, Ohio 44256 ♦ Phone: 330.722.9368 ♦ FAX: 330.722.9378 ♦ E-mail: veterans@medinacountyveterans.org
Office Hours ♦ Monday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday   8:00 AM - 4:00 PM ♦ Tuesday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Closed Noon – 1:00 PM for Lunch)

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