Veteran's assistance and resources


ASSISTANCE AND RESOURCES


From the Meuse-Argonne campaign of World War I to the recent action in Iraq and Afghanistan, American soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines have fought on front lines around the globe to defend our freedom at home.  Whether fighting on the battlefield or manning the ramparts against the threat of aggression, it is the courage, commitment and endurance of the American fighting forces that have made possible the unprecedented prosperity and political freedom that we enjoy today.


In order to assist Georgia veterans, information is available below to help answer questions about benefits, healthcare, and options available for our nation’s veterans.  



AREAS OF INTEREST


Veterans Benefits - Major benefits include veterans’ compensation, veterans’ pension, survivors’ benefits, rehabilitation and employment assistance, education assistance, home-loan guaranties, and life insurance coverage


Healthcare - Access information about the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) which is the medical assistance program of the VA through the administration and operation of numerous VA outpatient clinics, hospitals, medical centers and long-term healthcare facilities  


More Information -  Information about employment opportunities, education, and OEF/OIF veterans.


Military Records - For assistance with your DD Form 214 and information about obtaining military medals from service.


List of Benefits for Georgia Veterans - See which benefits Georgia veterans are afforded for their service, including tax exemptions, hunting and fishing licenses and veterans license plates.  


Veterans Service Organizations - There are many service organizations which can help you fill out VA forms, tell you about VA benefits, and also provide a wide range of help for veterans and their dependents.



GENERAL VA AND GEORGIA WEBSITES


US Department of Veterans Affairs

Georgia Department of Veterans Service



FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


Where can I find information about qualifications for the Yellow Ribbon Program?


Where can I find information about the Post-9/11 GI Bill?


Where can I find information about qualifications for the Yellow Ribbon Program?


Only veterans entitled to the maximum benefit rate (based on service requirements) or their designated transferees may receive this funding. Active duty servicemembers and their spouses are not eligible for this program (child transferees of active duty servicemembers may be eligible if the servicemember is qualified at the 100% rate).


Therefore, you may be eligible if:


     You served an aggregate period of active duty after September 10, 2001, of at least 36 months;
     You were honorably discharged from active duty for a service connected disability and you served 30    
     continuous days after September 10, 2001;
     You are a dependent eligible for Transfer of Entitlement under the Post-9/11 GI Bill based on a veteran’s service  
     under the eligibility criteria listed above.


Find information about participating institutions for the 2013-2014 school year and the Yellow Ribbon Program website.