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Veterans, Don’t Miss Out on These Benefits!

Veterans, Don’t Miss Out on These Benefits!

The Department of Veterans Affairs is a notorious mess. Since my husband is a disabled veteran, I’m very familiar with the bureaucratic nightmare of the VA. Whether you’re seeking benefits or health care, it can be difficult to get what you need from the VA.

We’ve been dealing with the VA for more than a dozen years now. In the process, I’ve learned a lot – and that’s why we frequently write about the VA and other veteran’s topics.

If you need help with the VA or have a question about veteran’s benefits, please let us know in the comments!

Veteran’s Benefits

As you may know, the VA uses a special kind of math to determine disability ratings. You can find a VA disability rating table here! 

That math can make it look impossible to get a 100% rating. However, we’ll show you three ways to get a 100% rating!

Base access was expanded for disabled veterans with less than 100% disability ratings. Get the details here. 

VA Caregiver Program provides a monthly check, health insurance and more for relative caregivers of eligible veterans. Get the details here. 

VA Education Benefits can help eligible recipients make money by going to college! Amelia explained how she does it here. 

VA Home Loan Guarantee program can help low income veterans purchase their own home. Bad credit? No down payment? No problem! Details here. 

If you’re ready to buy a home, be sure to check out these grants and programs for veterans who are buying a home! 

VA Individual Unemployability Benefits boost your compensation to the 100% level. Over 90% of veterans who are compensated at the 100% level are receiving Individual Unemployability benefits. Get the details here!

VA Rent Subsidy is a two year program that helps low income veterans afford their rent. Details here!

Financial Help for Veterans

Car registration could be discounted or even free! My 100% disabled veteran received free lifetime vehicle registration in the state of Washington. We’ll show you what’s available in your area. Just click here!

Homes for free from Homes for Our Troops?! This organization provides free homes for veterans who were injured in Iraq or Afghanistan after 9/11.  We’ve got the details here. 

Home repair can be expensive. Veterans may be eligible for grants! See what’s available in your area here.

Free cars are available for veterans every year in November! You can apply as early as May. We won once – we’ll show you how it’s done. 

National Parks offer free disability Access Passes! Disabled veterans just need to show a letter from the VA to qualify. Details here. 

Property tax exemptions are also available to veterans in certain areas! We’ve assembled a complete list of exemptions available by state here.

State Parks in many states offer discounts for disabled veterans, too! We’ve researched each state to find out what they offer. Get the list here. 

Freebies & Discounts

Cell service providers like Verizon and T-Mobile offer veteran discounts, too!

Restaurants offer military and veteran discounts! We’ve got the complete list here.

Retailers offer military and veteran discounts! We’ve got a complete list here.

Veteran’s Day is a great day to score free meals around the US! We’ve got a complete list of participating restaurants here.

Medical Care

Get free used medical equipment! Sometimes it just takes too long to get help from the VA. If you can’t afford to wait, here are some resources for free used medical equipment. 

Travel & Vacations

Discounted flights are available to eligible veterans! Amelia found seven programs and wrote about them here. 

Live in NYC? Check out the extra benefits you can get from your idNYC card! 

Nicole is the owner and lead researcher for Low Income Relief. She has over 20 years of professional research and writing experience, and she has been solely dedicated to investigating low income topics for the last 10 years. Nicole started Low Income Relief after a personal experience with poverty. When her husband was medically discharged from the US Army, their family experienced tremendous financial hardship. Nicole was able to gather help from multiple community agencies and move into a nearby low income housing unit in just two weeks! Since then, Nicole has been dedicated to helping low income families in crisis. She regularly spends hundreds of hours combing through countless resources to make sure that Low Income Relief has the most comprehensive and complete resource directories on the internet today. Prior to starting Low Income Relief, Nicole worked as a novelist, journalist, ghostwriter and content creator. Her work has been featured in various print and online publications, including USA Today, The Daily Herald, The Chronicle and more. Her work has also been featured by Google for Publishers and other leading industry publications.


Thursday 4th of June 2020

Hello, I am writing to get some help for my wife. She served in the US Army in 2001 and was ranked a Sargent. She was active in the Military for 5 years when she was Honorably Discharged for medical reasons. She was married at the time, to her spouse, who had also served but discharged Dishonored, and he had received monthly payments for both of them. Since then, she got a divorce from her spouse several years ago in 2010, and has never received any payment from the VA or The Military or any other branch that she had gotten assistance from. We do not feel this is right. She should qualify for benefits for servicing her term in the Military, and discharging Honorably. What can we do to try and get these services reinstated? A US Army Sargent Vet needs a little help, please and thank you. Sincerely, The Spouse of US Army Sargent Vet

Hannah Benge

Sunday 7th of June 2020

I will add this to the research list to see what we can find out about this sort of situation. Thank you! - Hannah

Ernie Durham

Thursday 3rd of October 2019


Thank you for sharing! My name is Ernie Durham, I am a Navy (Combat) Veteran with PTSD. I am not on Disability because I have no way to prove my case. I have two records. One they can see and another that is classified/redacted. I have been denied more times than I can count and am beginning to believe this is hopeless! I am unemployed and looking for work. I have a SNAP Card, and am thankful for it but would rather not have it! Yes, I HATE being broke and I am a highly skilled professional, however, finding gainful employment is tenuous at best. If I had a well paying job, I would forget the VA Disability issue and just move on. I know there are many veterans worse off than I and help whenever, wherever I can. Thank you for your time and consideration!

Riley Thomson

Wednesday 22nd of January 2020

Ernie, I'm so sorry for all you are going through. We simply help low income families find local resources. You said you have a SNAP card, Here are some freebies or discounts you can get with your EBT/SNAP card. Here are some resources to help you find a job. I hope this helps. -Riley