For spending time in the military, veterans are able to receive unique benefits and services from groups and organizations all over the country. Whether they’re in need of extra medical attention or help purchasing a home, there are benefits available to veterans of the United States military.
The city of Nashville is no exception. If you’re a veteran in Nashville, Tennessee, wanting to understand the benefits available to you, here is a brief overview.
The Tennessee Valley Healthcare System can provide health benefits to veterans in the Nashville area. The Nashville Campus, which is located at 1310 24th Avenue South, can provide health benefits to veterans of all ages. Here are just a few of the healthcare services available at the Nashville Campus:
Geriatrics and Extended Care
Prosthetic & Sensory Aids Service
Stem Cell Transplant Program
All individuals who have spent time with the military qualify to apply for health benefits from the VA.
Home benefits for Nashville veterans come in a few different styles. For veterans battling with homelessness, those looking to purchase a home of their own, or veterans in need of financial assistance maintaining their home, there are benefits available.
The U.S. Department of Veterans affairs can help veterans receive home loans by guaranteeing a portion of the loan money. The funds secured from that loan can then be used to:
Purchase homes, apartments, or units
Build a home for the veteran
Make improvements on an existing home
Purchase land or a lot with the intention of building a home in the future
The Tennessee Department of Veterans Services can help veterans understand what must be in place to qualify for a VA-guaranteed home loan. The Department of Veterans Services can also help you obtain a Certificate of Eligibility if you qualify.
The Tennessee Valley Healthcare System also has a program for homeless veterans in place to help them find housing and employment to get them off the streets and their lives back on track. The program consists of employment opportunities, safe housing, health care, and mental health services for homeless veterans in the Nashville area.
Home and health benefits aren’t the only things available to veterans in the Nashville area. Veterans in Tennessee can also receive assistance applying for and paying for education or can receive additional help finding employment.
The Veterans Benefits Administration of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs can help veterans find the benefits they are looking for and develop a better understanding of what it takes to apply. Additional benefits provided by the Veterans Benefits Administration fall under the following categories:
Education & Training
Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment
The Nashville Regional Benefit Office, located at 110 9th Ave. South, can also help veterans in the area identify and apply for the other benefits available to them. They can find application instructions for a number of different veterans benefits on the Nashville Regional Benefit Office website.
For more information on the Aid & Attendance Benefit and to learn how it can help pay for assisted living, please visit VeteranAid.org.
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