News Highlight
Nov 8, 2012

Training Veterans For A Brighter Tomorrow

This is an image of an American flag and a yellow awareness ribbon. On November 11, 2012-Veterans Day-Americans at home and abroad will pay tribute to former and current members of the military for their service to our country. In addition to the many parades, memorial services, and other related events, our country honors its heroes and their families throughout the year by making available a host of government programs and benefits created specifically for them.

You can view programs by visiting the Browse by Category page on Benefits.gov, and selecting 'Veterans-Active Duty.' You can also use our confidential Benefit Finder tool to create a customized search based on your personal needs and interests by clicking "Start Now" on the homepage.

ATTENTION BUSINESS OWNERS: The VOW to Hire Heroes Act offers tax credits to businesses that hire unemployed Veterans on/before January 1, 2013. If an unemployed Veteran is hired for a period of 4 weeks to 6 months, the business can receive a tax credit up to $2,400, and that number goes up to $5,600 if the Veteran is hired for more than 6 months. Businesses that hire Wounded Warriors for more than six months can receive a tax credit up to $9,600. To learn more about how your business can aid an unemployed Veteran, click here.