WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This Veterans Day, there's lots of good news about veterans benefits, though many vets may not have heard. If you're a veteran, this roundup from USAGov can help you learn about important changes to existing programs and discover new services you've earned.
One is a new website designed to simplify access to benefits and services, and help vets get things done. On Vets.gov, which is still growing, you can find:
- Health care -- Most veterans can complete the new online health care application in 15 minutes and be enrolled within a week.
- Education benefits-- Evaluate schools to make the most of education benefits with the GI Bill Comparison Tool.
- Careers and employment -- Build a resume for a federal or civilian job. Start or grow your own business.
- Disability benefits -- Access the disability compensation claims process, which is now paper-free and completes new claim applications in now less than three months.
VA.gov is still the current source for other valuable benefits information, such as:
- Housing assistance:
- Burial and memorial benefits, including military honors for vets and burial in veterans cemeteries across the U.S.
- Specific new health care services:
- Women veterans health care and a call center to answer women's questions about their veterans benefits
- Mental health apps for PTSD, stress reduction, and "rewriting" nightmares
- Adaptive sports programs for vets with any type of injury or disability
- Medical foster homes and other long-term care options
- Ongoing improvements in the disability claims appeals process
With new services and changes happening constantly, a good way to keep track is to subscribe to updates from the VA. You can also find overviews of benefits and services for veterans in the Veterans section of USA.gov.
USAGov is a federal program that guides you to tips and tools in English and in Spanish from hundreds of government agencies, departments, and programs. We make it easier for you to find answers you can trust about government information and services--online, by phone, e-mail or chat, and in print.
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