Veterans earn a range of benefits as a show of gratitude for serving in the military. However, finding out how to access these benefits can be a real pain. Thankfully, there are many local resources in Glendale to help vets find housing programs, job-search services, mental health and substance abuse programs, and other health care benefits.
Not every vet is aware that they are eligible for Veterans Affairs (VA) health care benefits. If you are a vet who was not dishonorably discharged and served on active duty, you can enroll in VA health care. This is also true if you finished a federally-ordered service period as a Reservist or in the National Guard. View applications by priority group on the VA website.
The Phoenix VA Health Care System supplies many services to Glendale veterans, such as geriatrics and extended care, women veterans health programs, and cancer programs. The Phoenix VA also provides a number of mental health services, like inpatient substance abuse treatment and treatments for PTSD, anxiety, depression, and more.
You can find a long list of state and national long-term care, land, and home programs for veterans and their relatives when you visit the website for Maricopa County Veteran Resources. This includes:
Discounted loans for home improvements for eligible veterans
Instruction on how to apply for federal VA home loans
Exemptions from property taxes for vets with specific disabilities related to their time in the military
Arizona State Veteran Homes – the closest one to Glendale is in Phoenix
Home in Five Program down payment assistance to eligible veterans
The county can help you with finding emergency assistance, if you or a veteran close to you are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Also, Maricopa County helps military widows and spouses apply for benefits.
Veterans with daily care needs can get housing assistance from the VA’s Medical Foster Home program. Veterans are paired with caregivers, who are carefully vetted. The caregivers take vets into their home and include them in family life, provide transportation, prepare meals, and assist them with activities of daily living.
The Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services (ADVS) offers direct services to vets through the administration of nineteen Veterans Benefits Offices throughout Arizona. The nearest office is in Phoenix, where there are four such facilities that help vets connect with their VA benefits. Some of the services ADVS provides are veteran supportive campuses, veterans courts, military family relief funds, women veterans’ services, suicide prevention, employment assistance, and a benefits booklet.
Veterans can also find benefits from groups like [email protected] Maricopa County. They provide priority services to older veterans and their eligible family members through comprehensive Career Centers. The Career Center closest to Glendale is on North 95th Avenue in Phoenix.
Vets, service members, and their families can access, research, manage, and find their personal information and benefits on the eBenefits website. This is a centralized location for you to get quick access to several resources.
For assisted living financial assistance and for more information about the Aid & Attendance Benefits, go to VeteranAid.org.
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