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After Military Service

25 FAQ's from Women Veterans

The VA's Center for Women Veterans posts most common questions they hear. Questions answered: What services are available to women veterans? How do I access the system for health and benefits services? Does VA provide maternity benefits? How can I receive gender-specific services, including Pap smears, mammography, prenatal and childcare? How can I obtain emergency a more...

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DoD Disability Compensation and Severance

The Department of Defense provides two types of disability compensation: Permanent Disability Reitrement and Temporary Disability Retirement. They also provide something known as Disaiblity Severance Pay. A. Permanent Disability Permanent disability is available for individuals: who have 20 years or more of service and a permanent disability (any rating); or  who have a permanent disability rated at least 30% that was incurred while in th more...

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Everyone Serves: A Handbook for Family and Friends of Service Members

Everyone Serves is a free eBook designed to help family and friends of service members manage the stresses of deployment and build resilience in ways that are valuable to themselves and their warriors long after the deployment experience is completed. It was created through extensive contributions and review from military experts, service members, military families, and mental health professionals. more...

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How to Get Food Supplements (Disabled Veterans)

How to Get Food Supplements (Disabled Veterans) The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides food supplement benefits to low-income families. SNAP food supplement benefits used to be known as food stamps. Generally, you must work 20 hours each week or attend a work program 20 hours each week to get SNAP benefits.  If you are not working or attending a work program, you can only get SNAP benefits for three months in any three-year period. This is called the more...

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LGBT Veteran Resources

We borrowed the following list of resources from the Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital web page (U.S. Departmetn of Veterans Affairs)  American Veterans for Equal Rights OUTServe/Servicemembers Legal Defense Network more...

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