Not much is known about all the benefits that veterans enjoy. What many people know about is education and health care benefits. While these two benefits are important there are other programs that are beneficial to veterans together with their families.There are other little benefits that help veterans improve their lives and ease the financial burden they may be going through.Below are some of the veterans’ benefits that you have not heard about:
1) Long-term care
Though this care is expensive, it is necessary to provide the veterans this care for their aging relatives. They get this care through the Aid and Attendance program. The money is for covering the cost of assisted living programs, nursing homes, and other long-term care options.Couples are entitled to receive $25,020 every year. This money helps a great deal to cater for the long-term care costs. The surviving spouses of the veterans get $ 13560 every year in order to cater for their long-term care costs.
2) Death benefits
When death of a veteran occurs, families have several unique benefits that are available to them. The families may receive a presidential memorial certificate or get a U.S flag that drapes over the casket. This is done in honor of the deceased. The family also gets free grave markers or headstones.
3) Life insurance
For many veterans it is quite hard getting the traditional life insurance. It becomes even more complicated if they suffered and got an injury when they were in service.Through the various life insurance programs, the veterans are eligible to receive up to $400,000. This is to cater for their life insurance needs. The program is flexible and it offers premium rates that are competitive.
4) Caregiver support
The Department of Veterans Affairs will offer you a caregiver support program in case you choose to take care of an ailing veteran in your home. Even though you will not get monetary support there is a support coordinator and a free support line. This will help you navigate through the military benefits available and also the stress of caregiving.
5) Certification programs
More than getting credits that would help a veteran obtain a degree; there is an additional $2000 dollars that helps towards certification courses and other vocational training programs.This money is helpful to the veterans who do not want a college degree and want to pursue other things.
6) Mortgage help
There are veterans who have trouble with their mortgage. They qualify for assistance to repay from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The help comes in the form of repayment plans, loan modification, and loan forbearance.There are additional benefits for the homeless veterans and for those with the VA loans.
The eligibility to get most of this benefits is based upon the withdrawal or discharging of one from active military service.