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!
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.
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!
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
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.
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.