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, healthcare, and more.
Many veterans wonder if there are different benefits available for special groups. The answer is “yes.” The VA has several special groups listed on their website:
Gulf War Veterans
Korean War Veterans
Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Veterans
Native American Veterans
Former Prisoners of War
Veterans Living Abroad
Vietnam War 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, service members, veterans, and families can apply for VA benefits using one of the methods below.
Apply online using eBenefits, 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.