The West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance oversees a total of 16 service offices located throughout the state. Employees of these offices are trained to assist veterans and their dependents in applying for a variety of state and federal benefits. These services are offered at no charge to the veteran or dependent. If you are interested in applying for benefits, or just want to know what you may qualify for, please contact the service office closest to you.
Click here to see links to all West Virginia VA Field Office locations
Click here to access the VA search directory for locations outside of West Virginia
Additionally, the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program will assist very low-income Veteran families with a range of suportive services designed to promote housing stability and prevent homelessness. The SSVF Program is funded by a grant from the US Department of Veterans Affairs. A list of supporting organizations and area coverage:
Military OneSource is a website that provides various tools and resources for Veterans, service members, their families, military academy cadets and designated Department of Defense expeditionary civilians. The resources they provide are free and vetted by the Department of Defense. Their mission is to be a single place for service members to be able to find guidance or help with any issue they may have.
Memory Care - A study conducted by NIH (National Institute of
Health) found that veterans are twice as likely to develop dementia. Aside from
the normal aging process, traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress
disorder make veterans more vulnerable to dementia than the general population.
To help veterans and their families, we created a guide to memory care for veterans.
This resource goes over dementia in detail and shares treatment options as well
as available VA programs and resources.
You can view the guide here: http://www.memorycare.com/veterans/
Veterans Assisted Living Assessment and Benefits Veterans returning from active duty face a unique set of challenges – especially if they have been injured. Following years of service and the resulting wear and tear on the body and mind, it is not uncommon for veterans to require assistance with activities of daily living. Fortunately for veterans and their caregivers, there are assisted living options that can help make the long-term care process smoother for all involved.
In general, there are two ways eligible veterans can obtain assistance with long-term care living options: they can receive benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) or they can apply for residency in a Veteran’s Home. Veterans who served in the active military and were separated under any condition other than dishonorable may qualify for VA health care benefits. Current and former members of the Reserves or National Guard who were called to active duty by a federal order or completed the full period for which they were called or ordered to active duty may also be eligible.
This guide contains information to help you navigate the benefit programs available from the VA. Read on the learn whether you or your loved one are eligible, how to apply, and what programs are available in your state.
For more information, visit http://www.caring.com/senior-living/assisted-living-benefits-for-veterans/
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VA RETIREMENT BENEFITS
When it comes to preparing for the golden years, veterans and their families have many resources at their fingertips. They include pensions, a civilian income, Social Security (or possible disability income), VA healthcare and tax-advantaged savings.
Find out what benefits are available to you and how eligibility is determined. By combining veterans benefits with Social Security income, savings plans and annuities you will be one step closer to handling your future expenses.
For more information visit http://www.annuity.org/financial-literacy/veterans/