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Veterans Benefits For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-39865-4
384 pages
February 2009
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Saving veterans and their families from months of phone calls and internet searches, Veterans Benefits For Dummies outlines the various programs that the VA and other government agencies have in place as well as the procedures for filing applications, claims, and appeals for these benefits which include:
* Health care
* Ongoing care for wounded and disabled vets
* Education assistance
* Vocational rehabilitation
* Life insurance
* Home loan guarantees
* Pensions
* Survivors' benefits
* Burial benefits
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Introduction.

Part I: Benefit ting From Benefits.

Chapter 1: The Wonderful World of Veterans Benefits.

Chapter 2: Determining Veteran Status and Qualifying for Benefits.

Chapter 3: Navigating Your Way through the Red Tape of Claims and Appeals.

Part II: A Healthy Look at Medical Care and Compensation Programs.

Chapter 4: Veterans Affairs Healthcare.

Chapter 5: Tricare: The Military’s Health Insurance.

Chapter 6: Disability Compensation and Pensions.

Chapter 7: Getting Your Military Retirement Pay.

Chapter 8: Carrying On: Payments and Benefits for Survivors.

Chapter 9: Burial and Memorial Benefits.

Part III: Understanding Education and Employment Programs.

Chapter 10: Advancing Your Education through the GI Bill.

Chapter 11: Aid and Vocational Training for Disabled and Homeless Veterans.

Chapter 12: Veterans’ Job Preference & Small Business Loans.

Part IV: Home Is Where the Heart Is — Except When You’re Traveling!

Chapter 13: Financing Your Dream House: VA Home Loan Guarantees.

Chapter 14: There’s No Place Like (A Military Retirement) Home.

Chapter 15: Shopping Until You Drop.

Chapter 16: Things to Do, Places to See: Travel Benefits.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 17: Ten Places to Get Help with Veterans Benefits.

Chapter 18: Ten T ips for Avoiding Problems with Your VA Benefit Claims.

Chapter 19: Ten T ips for Traveling via the Military.

Part VI: Appendixes.

Index.

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Rod Powers is a recognized expert in all U.S. military matters. A military author, his articles have appeared in numerous military and civilian publications. Powers is the co-author of the successful ASVAB For Dummies, 2nd Edition, and serves as a military guide for About.com.

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