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Antes de dejar el Servicio militar. Programa previo a la baja militar para los Miembros del servicio

Si usted es miembro de las fuerzas armadas en servicio activo o de tiempo completo en la Guardia Nacional, usted debe solicitarlo a través delPrograma previo a la baja militarde VA antes de dejar el servicio.

Beneficios de Rehabilitación vocacional y empleo para los Miembros del servicio militar y los Veteranos

La mejor manera de solicitar servicios de rehabilitación vocacional y de empleo es haciéndolo en línea en eBenefits. Para presentar una solicitud en papel, descargue y complete un formulario VA Form 28-1900, "Solicitud de rehabilitación vocacional para Veteranos discapacitados" y envíelo por correo a su oficina local de beneficios regionales. También puede ir a su oficina local de beneficios regionales y entregar su solicitud para que la procesen.

Visite el sitio web de VA de Rehabilitación vocacional y empleo.

Beneficios de compensación por discapacidad para los Veteranos

La mejor manera de solicitar compensación por discapacidad es haciéndolo en línea en eBenefits.

Para presentar una solicitud en papel, descargue y complete el formulario VA Form 21-526EZ, "Solicitud de compensación por discapacidad y beneficios de compensación relacionados" y envíe la solicitud por correo a:

Departamento de Asuntos de Veteranos de EE. UU.
Centro de admisión de reclamos
PO Box 4444
Janesville, WI 53547-4444

O, puede enviarlo por fax a:
(844) 531-7818 (dentro de EE. UU.)
(248) 524-4260 (fuera de EE. UU.)

También puede ir a suoficina regional localy entregar su solicitud para que la procesen.

Visite el sitio web de Compensación de VA para más información sobre los beneficios de compensación.

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Beneficios de Compensación de Dependencia e Indemnización (DIC, por sus siglas en inglés) para Sobrevivientes y Dependientes

Usted debe descargar y completar el formulario VA Form 21-534EZ, "Solicitud de DIC, Pensión por fallecimiento, y/o Beneficios devengados" y enviarlo por correo a:

Departamento de Asuntos de Veteranos
Centro de admisión de reclamos
PO Box 4444
Janesville, WI 53547-4444

O, puede enviarlo por fax a:
(844) 531-7818 (dentro de EE. UU.)
(248) 524-4260 (fuera de EE. UU.)

También puede ir a su oficina local de beneficios regionales y entregar su solicitud para que la procesen.

Si el fallecimiento ocurrió mientras estaba en servicio, el Oficial de asistencia para bajas militares lo ayudará a completar un formulario VA Form 21-534a, "Solicitud de Compensación de Dependencia e Indemnización, Pensión por fallecimiento y Beneficios devengados por un cónyuge o hijo sobrevivientes" y a enviar por correo la solicitud a laOficina de beneficios regionales de Filadelfia.

Visite la página de Compensación de Dependencia e Indemnización de VA para más información sobre los beneficios de compensación para sobrevivientes y dependientes.

Beneficios de pensión para Veteranos

Puede solicitar los beneficios de pensión en línea en Vets.gov.

Para presentar una solicitud en papel de los Beneficios de pensión, descargue y complete el formulario VA Form 21-527EZ, "Solicitud de pensión" y envíelo por correo al Centro de administración de pensiones que sirve a su estado.

Visite el sitio web de Pensión de VA para más información sobre los beneficios de pensión.

Beneficios de pensión para Sobrevivientes

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Puede descargar y completar el formulario VA Form 21-534EZ, "Solicitud de DIC, Pensión por fallecimiento, y/o Beneficios devengados" y enviarlo por correo al Centro de administración de pensiones que sirve a su estado.

También puede ir a su oficina local de beneficios regionales y entregar su solicitud para que la procesen.

Vaya alsitio web de Pensiones para sobrevivientes de VA para obtener información sobre los beneficios para sobrevivientes.

Beneficios de educación para Veteranos

La mejor forma de solicitar beneficios de educación es en línea en Vets.gov.

También puede solicitar beneficios de educación a través de las siguientes opciones:

  • Visite su oficina de beneficios regional de VA más cercana para solicitarlos en persona.
  • Consulte a un oficial certificado de VA, quien usualmente es la Oficina de Registro o de Ayuda Financiera, en la escuela que elija. Este oficial tiene los formularios para solicitar los beneficios y puede ayudarlo en el proceso.
  • Llame al 1-888-GI BILL-1 (888-442-4551) para que le envíen una solicitud por correo.

Visite elsitio web de Educación y capacitación de VA para más información sobre los beneficios de educación.

Beneficios de préstamos hipotecarios para los Miembros del servicio militar y los Veteranos

Puede solicitar un certificado de elegibilidad para un préstamo hipotecario en línea a través de eBenefits. También puede solicitar un certificado de elegibilidad para un préstamo hipotecario a través de su prestamista.

Para solicitarlo por correo, descargue y complete el formularioVA Form 26-1880, "Solicitud de Certificado de Elegibilidad" y envíelo alCentro regional de préstamos que sirve a su estado.

Visite elsitio web de Préstamos hipotecarios de VA para más información sobre los beneficios de préstamos hipotecarios.

Beneficios de préstamos hipotecarios para sobrevivientes

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Descargue y complete el formulario VA Form 26-1817, "Solicitud para determinar la Elegibilidad de garantía de préstamos - Cónyuges sobrevivientes que no están casados. También puede llamar al 1-877-827-3702 y seguir las instrucciones para "Elegibilidad” y le enviaremos el formulario. Envíe por correo su solicitud completa al Centro de préstamos regionalque sirve a su estado.

Visite lapágina web del Certificado de elegibilidad de VA para obtener información sobre los beneficios de préstamos hipotecarios para sobrevivientes.

Beneficios de seguro de vida para Miembros del servicio militar, Veteranos y Sobrevivientes

Seguro de Vida Colectivo para Miembros del Servicio Militar (SGLI, por sus siglas en inglés):

La cobertura de SGLI es automática. No necesita solicitarla. Para designar beneficiarios o reducir, declinar o reestablecer la cobertura de SGLI, debe usar el Sistema de inscripción en línea (SOES, por sus siglas en inglés) del SGLI o el formulario SGLV 8286, “Elección y certificado de Seguro de vida colectivo para Miembros del servicio militar”.

Para averiguar si tiene que usar el SOES o para descargar el formulario, visite https://www.benefits.va.gov/INSURANCE/resources-forms.asp#sgli.

Visite la página web del Seguro de vida colectivo para Miembros del servicio militar de VA para más información sobre el Seguro de vida colectivo para Miembros del servicio militar.

Seguro de Vida Colectivo para Veteranos (VGLI, por sus siglas en inglés)

Para solicitar el VGLI,puede hacerloen línea en eBenefits.También puede descargar y completar el formularioSGLV 8714, "Solicitud del Seguro de Vida Colectivo para Veteranos".

Envíe por correo su solicitud a la siguiente dirección:

OSGLI
PO Box 41618
Philadelphia, PA 19176-9913

Visite la página web del Seguro de vida colectivo para Veteranos de VA para más información sobre el Seguro de vida colectivo para Veteranos.

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Seguro de Vida Colectivo para familiares de Miembros del Servicio Militar (FSGLI, por sus siglas en inglés)

Para rechazar, reducir o restaurar la cobertura de FSGLI, complete y presente el formulario SGLV 8286A, "Elección y certificado de cobertura de cónyuge" en su sede de servicio.

Para averiguar si tiene que usar el SOES o para descargar el formulario, visite https://www.benefits.va.gov/INSURANCE/resources-forms.asp#fsgli.

Visite la página web del Seguro de Vida Colectivo para familiares de Miembros del Servicio Militar de VA para más información sobre el Seguro de Vida Colectivo para familiares de Miembros del Servicio Militar.

Programa de Protección contra lesiones traumáticas del Seguro de vida colectivo de los Miembros del servicio militar (TSGLI, por sus siglas en inglés)

Para presentar un reclamo para el TSGLI, complete y presente el formularioSGLV 8600, "Solicitud de los beneficios del TSGLI" en su sede de servicio. La cobertura de este beneficio es automática para todos los Miembros del servicio militar bajo el alcance del SGLI.

Visite lapágina web del Programa de Protección contra lesiones traumáticas del Seguro de vida colectivo de los Miembros del servicio militarpara más información sobre el Programa de Protección contra lesiones traumáticas del Seguro de vida colectivo de los Miembros del servicio militar.

Seguro de vida para Veteranos discapacitados (S-DVI, por sus siglas en inglés)

Para solicitar el S-DVI,hágalo en línea usando la página web de acceso por Internet o completeel formulario VA Form 29-4364, "Solicitud de Seguro de vida para Veteranos discapacitados".

Envíe por correo su solicitud a la siguiente dirección:

Oficina Regional y Centro de Seguros del Departamento de Asuntos de Veteranos (RH)
P.O. Box 7208
Philadelphia, PA 1917619101

Visite la página web del Seguro de vida para Veteranos discapacitados de VA para más información sobre el Seguro de vida para Veteranos discapacitados.

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Seguro de Hipoteca de Vida para Veteranos (VMLI, por sus siglas en inglés)

Para solicitar un VMLI, complete y envíe el formularioVA Form 29-8636, "Solicitud de Seguro de Hipoteca de Vida para Veteranos" a su Agente de la vivienda especialmente adaptada.El agente lo ayudará a completar su solicitud. También tiene que proporcionar información sobre su hipoteca actual.

Visite la página web del Seguro de Hipoteca de Vida para Veteranos de VA para más información sobre el Seguro de Hipoteca de Vida para Veteranos.

FAQs

Will VA disability rates increase in 2023? ›

2023 VA Disability Rates. 2023 VA disability pay rates, which are effective December 1, 2022, have a year over year increase of 8.7% based on the latest cost-of-living adjustment (COLA). Confirmed as of October 13, 2022, this rate increase is the highest rate increase we've seen in about 40 years.

How do I talk to someone about VA benefits? ›

Call us
  1. Telecommunications Relay Services (using TTY) 711. Hours: 24/7.
  2. VA benefits hotline. 800-827-1000. Hours: Monday through Friday, ...
  3. GI Bill hotline. 888-442-4551. Hours: Monday through Friday, ...
  4. VA health benefits hotline. 877-222-8387. Hours: Monday through Friday, ...
  5. My HealtheVet help desk. 877-327-0022.
Oct 13, 2022

How do I check my VA benefits? ›

  1. Resources and support.
  2. Call us. 800-698-2411.
  3. Visit a medical center or regional office. Find a VA location.
Jul 22, 2022

How do I ask the VA a question online? ›

Use a Secure VA.gov Account to Access all Ask VA Features

Anyone can submit a question as a general user with Ask VA and receive a timely email response. Users also have the option to create or log in to an existing VA.gov account to experience all of Ask VA's features.

At what age does VA disability stop? ›

Your VA benefits will last for your whole life. Even if your disability is classified as less than total and not permanent, if you've been collecting benefits for 20 years or more, the amount of your benefit won't go down.

Can a 100 disabled veteran get Social Security? ›

A Veterans Affairs compensation rating of 100% P&T doesn't guarantee that you'll receive Social Security disability benefits. To receive disability benefits from Social Security, a person must have a severe impairment expected to last at least one year or to result in death.

Is VA disability money for life? ›

If you have a severe medical condition from which VA believes you will never recover, it may designate you as permanently and totally disabled. With this designation, you'll receive VA disability benefits for life (absent a finding of fraud). VA reserves permanent and total disability for the most extreme situations.

Does the VA help with Social Security disability? ›

The VA pays disability compensation to veterans who have a service-connected disability resulting from a condition that was incurred during or aggravated by active military service. SSDI and VA disability compensations are not affected by each other, so you may be eligible to receive both.

Does the VA help with Social Security? ›

In addition to Social Security disability benefits, veterans who are at least 10 percent disabled as a result of military service can receive disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs ( VA ). Disability pensions are also available to wartime veterans with limited income.

Do Veterans get free life insurance? ›

Veterans Affairs Life Insurance (VALife) became available January 1, 2023 and offers guaranteed acceptance whole life coverage of up to $40,000 to Veterans with service-connected disabilities. Learn more about VALife.

What Veterans are entitled to VA benefits? ›

A person who served in the active military, naval, or air service and who was discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable may qualify for VA health care benefits including qualifying Reserve and National Guard members.

How long does it take to get a disability check from the VA? ›

If your decision notice shows at least a 10% disability rating, you'll get your first payment within 15 days. We'll pay you either by direct deposit or check. If you don't get a payment after 15 days, please call the Veterans help line at 800-827-1000, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET.

What is the difference between Veterans Affairs and Veterans Administration? ›

In 1988, President Ronald Reagan elevated the Veterans Administration to a U.S. Cabinet-level department. The change took effect in 1989, and the VA was renamed the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. 1 As such, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs performs all of these functions.

Does the VA have online chat? ›

The VA Health Chat app is an exciting technology that provides easy, online access to chat with VA staff when Veterans have health concerns and other questions. The app accesses the VA Electronic Health Record and, for security purposes, requires Veterans to enter My HealtheVet (premium), DS Logon (premium), or ID.me.

How do you talk to a real person at the VA? ›

When you call 1-800-MyVA411 and press 0, you will reach a live agent for immediate assistance or connection to the right VA experts.

What can cause you to lose your VA benefits? ›

VA disability compensation payments are reduced if a Veteran is convicted of a felony and imprisoned for more than 60 days. Veterans rated 20 percent or more are limited to the 10 percent disability rate. For a Veteran whose disability rating is 10 percent, the payment is reduced by one-half.

What VA disabilities are considered permanent? ›

Certain types of service-connected disabilities automatically are deemed to support a VA rating of Permanent and Total Disability. They include the irreversible loss of use of both hands, both feet, one hand and one foot, loss of vision in both eyes, or the Veteran being permanently bedridden.

What happens to my VA disability when I turn 67? ›

Even after veterans reach full retirement age, VA's disability payments continue at the same level. By contrast, the income that people receive after they retire (from Social Security or private pensions) usually is less than their earnings from wages and salary before retirement.

How do I get the $16728 Social Security bonus? ›

How to get the $16,728 bonus in retirement?
  1. Work as long as you can: the later you retire the higher your benefit will be. Remember that 70 is the maximum age. ...
  2. Years worked: If you work less than 35 years you will have a reduction in your SSA check. ...
  3. High salary: with a high salary you will have a high retirement.
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What states have no property tax for disabled veterans? ›

Resident disabled veterans are exempt from property taxes in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia.

Do I need Medicare if I have 100 VA disability? ›

If you have VA benefits, you do not have to enroll in Medicare in order to keep your VA benefits. That being said, the Veterans Administration actually recommends veterans enroll in Medicare when they become eligible.

Can I get my husband's VA disability if he dies? ›

If you're the surviving spouse, child, or parent of a service member who died in the line of duty, or the survivor of a Veteran who died from a service-related injury or illness, you may be able to get a tax-free monetary benefit called VA Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (VA DIC).

How much does the widow of a 100% disabled Veteran receive? ›

If your partner dies with a 100% disability, you may qualify for Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC). This refers to tax-free monthly benefits sent to the surviving spouses of disabled veterans. Per VA, the base compensation you can receive in 2022 is $1,437.66 per month.

How much do you get for a spouse on VA disability? ›

Annual payments average about $15,500 to spouses and $7,000 to children. Spouses or children of service members who died while on duty or survivors of Veterans who died from their service-connected disabilities may qualify. Parents may also benefit.

How far back does VA disability back pay go? ›

The VA typically only pays disability compensation going back to the date of discharge to veterans who apply for their VA disability benefits within one year of being discharged.

Can a veteran receive both VA and SSDI? ›

Veterans may be eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) in conjunction with, or as an alternative to, VA disability compensation. Veterans may also use the Medicaid and Medicare health benefits that come with SSI/SSDI to supplement VA health services.

Do you lose retirement if you get VA disability? ›

If you receive CRDP, you will receive your full military retirement pay along with your full VA disability compensation. There will be no reduction to your military retirement pay. If you have a combined VA service-connected disability rating of 40% or lower, then you are not eligible for CRDP.

How much will the SSI checks be in 2023? ›

SSI amounts for 2023
RecipientUnrounded annual amounts for—Monthly amounts for 2023
2022
Eligible individual$10,092.40$914
Eligible couple15,136.931,371
Essential person5,057.77458
1 more row

Can you collect a pension and Social Security at the same time? ›

Yes. There is nothing that precludes you from getting both a pension and Social Security benefits. But there are some types of pensions that can reduce Social Security payments.

What is the Social Security 5 year rule? ›

You must have worked and paid Social Security taxes in five of the last 10 years. If you also get a pension from a job where you didn't pay Social Security taxes (e.g., a civil service or teacher's pension), your Social Security benefit might be reduced.

Do all Veterans get a military funeral? ›

Upon the family's request, Public Law 106-65 requires that every eligible Veteran receive a military funeral honors ceremony, to include folding and presenting the United States burial flag and the playing of "Taps." The law defines a military funeral honors detail as consisting of two or more uniformed military ...

Can Veterans get TSA PreCheck? ›

Veterans are not required to undergo periodic reinvestigations; therefore, they are not eligible for TSA PreCheck® under TSA's partnership with the Department of Defense at this time.

What happens when a Veteran dies? ›

Contact the Veterans Administration

Most deceased veterans are eligible for a free marker or headstone from the Veterans Administration and can be buried in a national cemetery. The VA may also help cover a burial allowance of: Up to $300 for a non-service-connected death. Up to $2000 for a service-connected death.

What are the 4 types of Veterans? ›

Under VEVRAA, a veteran may be classified as a ''disabled veteran,'' ''recently separated veteran,'' ''active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran,'' or ''Armed Forces service medal veteran. ''

What benefits does a wife of a Veteran receive? ›

As the spouse or dependent child of a Veteran or service member, you may qualify for certain benefits, like health care, life insurance, or money to help pay for school or training.

Does the VA pay back pay in one lump sum? ›

Is VA Disability back pay paid in a lump sum? Yes. The lump sum payment for benefits that have been accumulating since the filing of a granted claim is known as back pay or retroactive compensation. After the receipt of benefits, retroactive payments come in a single amount, typically in one payment at once.

Can I track my VA disability check? ›

Sign in to view your VA payment history

Sign in with your existing Login.gov, ID.me, DS Logon, or My HealtheVet account. If you don't have any of these accounts, you can create a free Login.gov or ID.me account now.

How can I speed up my VA disability claim? ›

Veterans can file a Priority Processing Request using VA Form 20-10207 to ask VA to address their claim in a more expedient manner. In order to be eligible, veterans must submit documentation, if not already on file, indicating that they meet one of the following criteria: Experiencing extreme financial hardship.

How many years do you have to serve to be a veteran? ›

A minimum service requirement exists. Service members must have served a minimum of 24 months of active duty to be considered a veteran. If the service member becomes disabled because of their time in the service, there is no minimum length of service to qualify for VA benefits.

Is VA disability different than Social Security? ›

The biggest difference between VA and Social Security disability is that the VA allows for gradations of disability, while Social Security is an all-or-nothing disability finding. The VA has a sliding scale of benefit awards from 0 percent to 100 percent disabled.

What is the VA budget for 2023? ›

Each year federal agencies receive funding from Congress, known as budgetary resources . In FY 2023, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) had $350.49 Billion distributed among its 3 sub-components. Agencies spend available budgetary resources by making financial promises called obligations .

Is the VA changing disability ratings? ›

On February 15, 2022, proposed changes to the rating schedule for mental disorders were published in the Federal Register (8). The changes are substantial and reflect a reconceptualization and significant overhaul of the current rating rubric.

Will retired military get a pay raise in 2023? ›

2023 Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA)

Based on the increase in the Consumer Price Index, there will be an 8.7 percent Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for most retired pay and Survivor Benefit Plan annuities effective Dec. 1, 2022. Retirees will see the change in their Dec.

How much is 100 VA disability 2023? ›

With the 8.7 percent COLA increase, veterans with a 100 percent disability rating and no dependents will see an extra $289.89 added to their disability compensation, yielding $3,621.95 per month.

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