After the completion of active military service many veterans become eligible for government benefits and for majority of these national heroes, the boons or gains can be enjoyed for the rest of their lives. The scope of these benefits is quite wide and it covers elements as diverse as healthcare and shopping advantages.
The lot of these benefits are detailed in the compensation packages made available as part of the veterans service agreement. Veterans’ benefits are also accessible to the families of military service members who have been disabled or are still in active duty. Such benefits are intended to offer general assistance in the form of job placement, financial claims and even burial services. The award of these is greatly dependent on a particular veteran’s situation or status but the office for Veteran Affairs assists anyone with a disability and indeed all surviving spouses. These benefits are availed even in cases where veterans have died or are missing in combat.
1Health and Disability Programs
The dangerous and often lethal nature of military service means that many a veteran has to deal with injuries of a diverse nature, some quite debilitating such that they result in lifelong limitations. Recovery issues and related treatments are also quite demanding for veterans depending on the severity of physical and/or mental injuries incurred in service. The health and disability benefits provided are US government programs that are aimed at helping injured veterans to smoothly transition back into civilian life.
Some of the veterans’ aid under these programs includes the Disabled Veterans Outreach Program through which disabled veterans are provided with job skill development training and employment positions thereafter. Another of these is the Gratuitous Service Disabled Veterans Insurance which caters for the life insurance benefits of dead veterans’ families. There are a couple of other rehabilitation programs under this scheme too. Veterans around the country can also access free healthcare for both physical and mental conditions in regional hospitals as coordinated by the Veterans Administration.
2Social Benefit Programs for Veterans
Veterans are accorded significant assistance in the form of automatic hiring bonus points as they seek for employment in various federal and state government positions. Thanks to these automatic preferences veterans can be elevated to higher hire rating scores compared to non-veteran applicants who possess similar skill sets.
Government contract bid preferences are extended to disabled veterans who have decided to follow the entrepreneurial route and start their own small businesses. In many situations various government programs are prompted to set aside certain percentages of t...