Honoring Our Veterans

Since 1938, Veterans Day has been recognized as a National Holiday to honor those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. On October 8, 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower designated November 11, the day which marked Armistice Day and the end of World War I, as Veterans Day. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) acknowledges Veterans Day as “A celebration to honor America's Veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.”

Benefits.gov would like to help connect active duty service members, Veterans, and their families to the many benefit programs offered by the Federal government. Our site houses information on over 65 programs from the VA and several more from other Federal agencies to support our nation’s Veterans. These programs include the Education and Vocational Counseling program, which helps Veterans assess vocational interests; the Services and Aid for Blind Veterans program, which provides personal and social adjustment programs and medical or health-related services for eligible blinded Veterans; and the Veterans Pension which is a needs-based benefit paid to eligible wartime Veterans who meet certain age or non-service connected disability requirements. These are just three of the many programs offered to help support our Vets. You can view the rest of these benefits on our Military: Active Duty and Veterans category page.

To learn more about assistance programs and other initiatives for Veterans, please visit the VA website at VA.gov. Benefits.gov thanks all Veterans and active service members for their dedication to our country.

Military: Active Duty and Veterans
Veteran Loans