Saluting Our Veterans

In May, we celebrate Military Appreciation Month, an observance dedicated to honoring and thanking the many men and women who have served the U.S. and have risked their lives fighting to protect our freedom. serves millions of veterans each year, and this month, it is especially appropriate to spotlight some of the many resources available to our veterans. The U.S. Federal Government offers numerous resources designed to specifically support eligible veterans in a wide range of areas.

The National Veterans’ Foundation keeps an extensive listing of resources on their 'Resources' page. These resources, many offered by the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) through its Veterans’ Benefits Administration (VBA), can support a veteran with varying needs, from finding a career, a home, or even legal needs. VA also lists a wide range of veteran communities, such as the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and the Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP).

Many of the benefits and resources available to veterans are provided through the VA’s eBenefits portal. These benefits cover a multitude of categories such as Health, Pension, Education, and much more. Through eBenefits, one can manage applications as well as existing benefits they are already receiving. It is also possible to make appointments for medical check-ups at a local VA provider. Through eBenefits, one can also access personnel files and medical records that have been shared with the VA. In addition to the eBenefits portal, the VA also maintains a long list of benefits at the National Resource Directory (NRD) that can support veterans and their families.

This Military Appreciation Month, make it a point to thank a veteran and show them how much you care; help them find the resources they may need. While there are a number of resources for our veterans provided by the VA, there are also a significant amount of resources provided by other Federal agencies. provides a robust listing for a majority of these cross-agency programs, organized into specific categories on the site, including: Veterans Social Security, Veterans Loans, and Military: Active Duty and Veterans.

Military: Active Duty and Veterans
Veterans Social Security