Five Benefits That Occur Following an Honorable Discharge
For the millions of men and women who make a commitment to serve in the armed forces, it’s important to know that your self-sacrifice and due diligence are recognized. For many, an honorable discharge occurs at the end of this commitment and signals the beginning of a return to civilian life. Following your discharge, there are five benefits that are extended to you as you begin this new chapter. What are they? We’re about to find out.
VA Disability Compensation
Depending on the circumstances of your honorable discharge, you stand a good chance to qualify for full-coverage VA disability compensation. If you meet the following criteria, please contact the VA for more information.
- Your military service caused your disability
- Your condition wasn’t caused by willful misconduct.
- Your condition is active with reoccurring symptoms
Service members who depart from active duty via honorable discharge are entitled to care from the vast network of VA hospitals. Among the services offered to veterans include—
- Primary care
- Mental health services and counseling
- Substance abuse treatment and rehabilitation
- Specialized gynecological care for female veterans
- Geriatric and extended care
- Rehabilitation services
VA Education Benefits
Perhaps one of the most well-known benefits that accompany an honorable discharge is the many educational programs that are available, most notably the GI Bill. This covers college expenses such as tuition and books and extends to vocational training. There are also several opportunities for on-the-job training and flight instruction.
VA Home Loan Benefits
Owning a home in your new civilian life is a goal of many. VA home loan benefits are a great way to get your foot in the door (literally). By utilizing a private lender, the VA guarantees that it will cover a portion of the loan and omit the need for a down payment. You might also qualify for lower mortgage payments and insurance premiums.
VA Employment & Job Training Benefits
One of the most challenging aspects of departing from military service is transitioning into a civilian career. The VA has an intense career counseling program that can make this transition easy and equip you with the right tools to assist you in your job search. From resume support to one-on-one counseling, the opportunities are there for you to succeed.
SRQ Vets is a non-profit organization run by veterans to look after those who have sacrificed their time for freedom. For more information on us and the services we offer, pay us a visit at https://www.srqvets.us/.