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Special Types of VA Claims for Veterans

Many veterans find themselves in need of assistance after their time of service. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is a common resource available to veterans. The VA can provide different benefits including disability compensation, pension, health care, and more.

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No veteran in the same, and many wonder if there are different benefits available for special groups. The answer is "yes." The VA has several special groups listed on their website:

Elderly Veterans
Gulf War Veterans
Homeless Veterans
Incarcerated Veterans
Korean War Veterans
Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Veterans
Minority Veterans
Native American Veterans
Former Prisoners of War
Veterans Living Abroad
Vietnam War Veterans
Women Veterans
World War II Veterans

How to Apply

The specific VA benefit or program web page will provide tailored information about how to apply for a particular benefit or program. Generally, Servicemembers, Veterans, and families can apply for VA benefits using one of the methods below.

Apply online using eBenefits, OR

Work with an accredited representative or agent, OR

Go to a VA regional office and have a VA employee assist you. You can find your regional office on our Facility Locator page.

If you are a military veteran who feels they fall under one of the categories listed above, do not hesitate to reach out to the VA to determine what benefits you are eligible for.

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