Where to Go to Get Veteran's Benefits

Written by Lee Wyatt (last updated August 23, 2013)

If you don't already receive them, getting veteran's benefits is a very good idea. After all, since you served in the military, you did earn them. However, do you know where to go to get veteran's benefits? There are actually several places that you can go, and most of them are geared towards helping you get the benefits that you have earned. Listed below are several of the more popular locations that you can go to either get the help that you need, or to just get some more information that can help you.

The Branch you served with. If you are still active duty military, or even serving in the National Guard, then the best place for you to get the help you need is with your current branch. In just about every branch of the military there are officers, and offices, whose entire job is to deal with the transition from active duty military member to veteran. Often these helpers can even ensure that you have all of the necessary paperwork, medical evaluations, and so on filled out prior to your end time of service (ETS) date.

  • The Veterans Administration. The biggest group that can help you get the benefits that you deserve is the Veteran's Administration. However due to their exceptionally large size and bureaucratic nature, this organization can often be found to be the exact opposite of what they are supposed to be. That being said you really should contact them, if for no other reason than to start getting ready to deal with the way that they handle things.
  • Veteran's groups. Perhaps the single best place to get help with obtaining the veteran's benefits that you deserve is by going to a veteran's group. Just as with active duty military members, these groups often have people who are dedicated solely to helping other veteran's obtain the benefits that they deserve. You may need to prove that you actually are a veteran, or a certain type of veteran, before you will receive help from these groups but there really is no better resource to helping you.
  • Online. The internet is a great tool where you can find all kinds of useful information. In fact, by going on line, you can often contact your local veteran's group and the Veteran's Administration at the same time. However, the best way that the internet can help you out is in researching where to go, who to contact, and when to contact them.

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Lee Wyatt

Contributor of numerous Tips.Net articles, Lee Wyatt is quickly becoming a regular "Jack of all trades." He is currently an independent contractor specializing in writing and editing. Contact him today for all of your writing and editing needs! Click here to contact. ...


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