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  • Air Compassion for Veterans/Wounded Warriors

    Wounded warriors and their families are provided FREE medically related flights. Air Compassion for Veterans' mission is to ensure that no financially-stressed wounded warrior/veteran/active duty military person or their family member(s) is denied access to distant specialized medical evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, or rehabilitation for lack of a means of long-distance medical air transportation. Content Detail

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    Air Compassion for Veterans
  • Benefits.gov

    Benefits.gov is a free, online confidential tool that helps you find government benefits you may be eligible to receive. Content Detail

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    Benefits.gov, a partnership of many Federal agencies and organizations
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    Spanish / Español
  • Burial Benefits

    Information from the Department of Veterans' Affairs National Cemetary Administration's web site about who is eligible for burial in a VA National Cemetery. Content Detail

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    United States Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Compensation

    Information from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs on Compensation benefits, which are paid for disabilities that are service-connected, which means the injury or disease resulted in a disability linked to military service. Content Detail

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    United States Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Disability Benefits For Wounded Warriors - Social Security Administration

    Information from the Social Security Administration about how military service members can receive expedited processing of disability claims from Social Security. Benefits available through Social Security are different than those from the Department of Veterans Affairs and require a separate application. The expedited process is used for military service members who become disabled while on active military service on or after October 1, 2001, regardless of where the disability occurs. Content Detail

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    Social Security Administration
  • Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependents

    Veterans of the United States armed forces may be eligible for a broad range of benefits and services provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). This booklet from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs contains a summary of these benefits. Read More

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    United States Department of Veterans Affairs
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    Spanish / Español
  • Filing Your Appeal at the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (Video)

    This video from the Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program describes the process for filing an appeal from the denial of a VA claim from the Board of Veterans Appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. Read More

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    Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program
  • Helpful Information from Stateside Legal

    Stateside Legal is a national resource for members of the military, veterans, their families and advocates. This link takes you to a page where you can locate information by general legal topics. Content Detail

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    Stateside Legal
  • Housing Grants for Disabled Veterans

    Information from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs about grants provided to Servicemembers and Veterans with certain permanent and total service-connected disabilities to help purchase or construct an adapted home, or modify an existing home to accommodate a disability. Two grant programs exist: the Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) grant and the Special Housing Adaptation (SHA) grant. Content Detail

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    United States Department of Veterans Affairs
  • How to Appeal Your Claim & FAQs: Your Appeal To The U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

    The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program provides free attorneys to veterans and their qualifying family members who have an appeal pending at the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (Court). If an appellant has filed an appeal with the Court and has been unable to obtain his or her own attorney he or she can request assistance from the Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program. Content Detail

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    Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program
  • I am a Dependent or Survivor: Survivor Benefits

    Information from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs about Survivor Benefits available to surviving spouses and dependents of military personnel who died while in active military service and to the survivors of veterans who died after active service. Content Detail

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    United States Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Legal Briefs: Veterans Benefits

    Information discussed by Attorney Whitney Hughes of the Allegheny County Bar Association on the November 11, 2008 edition of "Legal Briefs" on KDKA-TV's Pittsburgh Today Live program featuring some common questions and helpful tips about the benefits available to veterans and their families. Content Detail

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    Allegheny County Bar Association
  • My Health eVet

    My Health eVet is VA’s online personal health record. It was designed for Veterans, active duty Servicemembers, their dependents and caregivers. My Health eVet helps you partner with your health care team. It provides you opportunities and tools to make informed decisions and manage your health care Content Detail

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    United States Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Organizations Offering Assistance to Veterans

    Essential List of Organizations Helping Military Families in Need--This is a compilation of organizations from Veterans United for Truth that provide help with disability claims, discharge disputes, VA guidance and legal conflicts. Some provide job training, continued education and connections to employers. Others offer medical care, psychological treatment, crisis counseling and emotional healing. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Veterans United for Truth
  • Pension

    Information from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs about Pension Benefits, including who is eligible and how to apply. Content Detail

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    United States Department of Veterans Affairs