As the capital of our nation, Washington, D.C. holds a special place for veterans. For that reason, there are a number of organizations, communities, and groups dedicated to helping veterans in the Washington, D.C. area apply for and receive the benefits that they need.
Veterans in the DC area can receive assistance in the form of healthcare, home loans, education and employment, and more.
All veterans are eligible for applying for health benefits from the VA, regardless of the branch of the military they were a part of and how long they served. In order to determine the amount of coverage a veteran can receive, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs uses a priority group ranking.
One of the best resources for health benefits for Washington, D.C. veterans comes from the Washington D.C. VA Medical Center. An extension of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the Washington, D.C. VA Medical Center is located at 50 Irving St. NW and can provide medical services for veterans of all ages and levels of care.
Here are some of the health care services that the Washington D.C. VA Medical Center can provide veterans with:
Audiology and Speech Pathology
Comprehensive Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Geriatrics and Extended Care
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
For senior veterans, the Washington, D.C. VA Medical Center also has a caregiver program to provide additional support and health services to individuals caring for their loved ones.
There are a number of home benefits that the VA can provide local veterans and the National Capital Regional Benefit Office can help apply for the loans. Here are a few of the kinds of loans available to Washington, D.C. veterans:
A Purchase Loan can help veterans receive the funding they need to purchase a home of their own.
If a veteran already has a loan from the VA, they can receive an Interest Rate Reduction Refinance Loan to lower the interest rate.
For veterans that need to purchase, build, or adapt a home because of a disability, they can receive an Adapted Housing Grant.
Veterans in Washington, D.C. can receive additional benefits from the National Capital Regional Benefit Office. Those additional benefits include things like compensation, education and training, vocational rehabilitation and employment, life insurance, and pension.
Throughout the National Capital Regional Benefit Office website, veterans can use resources like the School Decision Resources, School Locator, Payment Rates, or Veteran Employment Resources to find what benefits best fit their needs or see what benefits and services are available to them.
At the National Capital Regional Benefit Office, veterans can receive assistance identifying the benefits that they qualify for and understanding what information they will need to submit a successful application. If a veteran or family member needs help filling out and submitting the application, the National Capital Regional Benefit Office can provide that assistance.
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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