Veterans Day - November 11, 2002
Did you know that over 30% of the US population is made up of veterans, their family members and their survivors? Did you know that approximately 70 million people are potentially eligible for benefits and services from the Department of Veterans Affairs? In honor of our nation's veterans, Veterans Day will be marked with numerous ceremonies and parades across the country. In recognition of this important day, GovBenefits.gov would like to highlight a few of the benefit programs available to our country's veterans, their families and survivors.

  • Montgomery GI Bill (Active Duty)
    The Montgomery GI Bill (Active Duty) is an educational assistance program for individuals who serve on active duty. Most service men and women (including certain full-time National Guard) are eligible if they receive an honorable discharge and meet minimum service requirements. For more information visit www.govbenefits.gov//govbenefits/benefits/report.jhtml?bid=286

  • The Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA)
    The Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veteran Affairs (CHAMPVA) is a federal health benefits program for certain eligible spouses and children of veterans. The program shares the cost of medical and health services. CHAMPVA, covers inpatient, outpatient, mental health, and substance abuse, but does not cover dental services. For more information visit www.govbenefits.gov/benefits/report.jhtml?bid=318

  • Veterans Disability Compensation
    VA Disability Compensation is a benefit paid to veterans who incur injuries or diseases while on active duty, and those who have injuries or diseases that are worsened during active military service. The veteran must have been discharged under conditions that were other than dishonorable. Compensation is also paid to certain veterans disabled from VA health care. The benefits are tax-free. For more information visit www.govbenefits.gov/govbenefits/benefits/report.jhtml?bid=289

  • Veterans Medical Care Benefits
    Veterans Medical Care Benefits provide outpatient medical services, hospital care, medicines, and supplies to eligible veterans. To receive health care, veterans generally must be enrolled in the VA health system. Veterans do not have to be enrolled in the VA health system if they have service-connected disabilities of 50 percent or more, want care for a disability that the military determined was incurred or aggravated in the line of duty, or want care for a service-connected disability only. For more information visit www.govbenefits.gov/govbenefits/benefits/report.jhtml?bid=303

  • Veterans Prescription Service
    Veterans Prescription Service provides prescription drugs and medical supplies from VA pharmacies to eligible veterans, dependents, and survivors. For more information visit www.govbenefits.gov/govbenefits/benefits/report.jhtml?bid=305