0% SC and Higher
Home loan Guaranty Certificate of Eligibility
Service Disabled Veterans Life Insurance. Must file within 2 years
from initial notice of Service connected disability. ($10,000 of
Outpatient treatment for: (1) service connected conditions, and (2)
for all medical conditions if enrolled in VA healthcare program.
Co-payment for treatment may apply for non-service connected conditions.
Travel allowance for scheduled appointment for care of service
connected conditions at VA Medical Centers, and out-patient clinics.
(Eligibility based on the distance traveled of 25 miles or more or a
Medical treatment for any condition: Enrollment in a VA health care
program is encouraged but not required for treatment of a service
connected condition. (A co-payment will apply for treatment of
non-service connected conditions, and prescription drugs)
Prosthetic Devices: for service connected conditions, to include but
not limited too wheelchairs, canes, crutches, hospital beds, Nebulizer,
oxygen tanks, and electric scooters, the issue of any prosthetic devices
requires a VA Doctors prescription.
Medical Treatment in non-VA facilities for service connected
conditions with an authorized fee-basis card issued by the VA Medical
Center. (Certain restrictions apply.)
Ten Point Civil Service Preference (10 points added to Civil Service
test score only after veterans achieves at least 70 on a test.)
Annual Clothing Allowance of $586.00 for veterans with a service
connected condition that requires the use of a prosthetic or orthopedic
appliance (artificial limbs, braces, wheelchairs) or use prescribed
medications for a skin condition which tend to wear, tear, or soil
clothing. The items used must be prescribed and dispensed at a VA
Temporary ratings of 100%, based on the hospitalization for a service
connected disability requiring at least one month of convalescence or
immobilization by cast.
Dental treatment for: (1) service connected dental condition, or (2)
follow-up dental treatment which has begun while hospitalized at a VA
Medical Center, or any former Prisoner of War with 90 consecutive days
or more of confinement. Some restrictions may apply.
Home Improvement and Structural Alteration Grant Program:
Administered by the Prosthetics Depart at VA Medical Facilities. For
medically required improvements and/or structural changes to the
veteran’s residence. This Grant requires a VA Doctor’s prescription.
Service connected veterans can receive up too a $4,100 grant.
Non-Service connected veterans may receive a grant up to $1,200. The
grant is to be used for allowing entrance or exit improvements for
residence, essential lavatory and sanitary facilities, kitchen and
bathroom accessibility to sinks and counters. This grant is not for
complete remodeling of a veterans bath or kitchen.
10% SC and Higher, all of the above plus:
Vocational Rehabilitation which includes full medical and dental
care, a substance allowance in addition to disability payments, payment
for all required school related supplies and direct payment of tuition.
Funding Fee waived for Home loan Guaranty loans.
30% SC and Higher, all of the above plus:
Addition compensation for dependents (Spouse, children, adopted
children, and dependent parents)
Non-Competitive Civil Service appointment: Job appointment without
the requirement of an interview.
Affirmative action in employment: A disabled veteran cannot be passed
over to hire a non-disabled veteran or non-veteran unless at least three
interviews have been conducted by the employer.
Additional allowance for a spouse who is a patient in a nursing home:
(Helpless or blind, or so nearly helpless as to require the aid and
attendance of another person.)
40% SC and Higher, all of the above plus:
Automobile Grant: (TheVeterans’
Benefits Act of 2010(H.R.
3219, as amended), includes the following:
Raises an automobile assistance benefit for disabled veterans
from $11,000 to $18,900.) Veteran must have a service connected
loss of one hand, or one foot, or permanent loss of use of one
hand or one foot, or a permanent impairment of vision of both
eyes. A veteran must be rated for loss of use before this is
Payment of special adaptive automobile equipment: In addition to the
automobile grant. Veteran must be entitled to the automobile grant as
outlined above, or have a service connected ankylosis (immobility) of
one knee or one hip. (This requires a VA Doctor’s prescription for the
adaptive equipment and can include; an automatic transmission, air
conditioner, hand controls, power brakes, hand brakes, cruise control,
ramps or wheelchair lifts, and any other adaptive equipment the doctor
may deem necessary.)
50% SC or Higher, all of the above plus:
Medical treatment for any condition at VA Medical Centers: Enrollment
in a VA health care program is encouraged but not required for treatment
of a service connected condition. No co- payments for treatment of
non-service connected care or non-service connected prescription drugs.
Medical treatment in non-VA facilities: for any
service connected medical condition
with a fee basis card issued to the veteran by an authorized VA Medical
60-90% SC or Higher, all of the above plus:
Individual Unemployability (increased compensation) payable at the
100% rate based on the inability to work due to service connected
100% or Individual Unemployability, all of the above plus:
Educational Assistance for Dependents: (under chapter 35)
Civilian health and medical program for dependents/survivors
Specially Adapted Homes: Grants Up to 50% of the cost of the home but
not more than $46,000, for building, buying or remodeling adaptive homes
or paying indebtedness on an existing home. Veteran must be entitled to
compensation for permanent and total service connected disability due
to: (1) the loss or loss of use of both lower extremities or (2)
disability which includes blindness in both eyes, having only light
perception, plus loss or loss of use of one lower extremity, or (3) loss
or loss of use of one lower extremity together with residuals of organic
disease or injury, or (4) loss or loss of use one upper extremity which
so effects the balance as to preclude locomotion without using braces,
canes, crutches, or a wheelchair. Veteran must be rated and approved for
Specially Adapted homes: Grants up to $8,250.00, for the cost to
adapt a veteran’s home or to acquire a residence that is already adapted
with special features for the veteran’s disability. Veteran must be
entitled to compensation for permanent and total service connected
disability due to: (1) blindness in both eyes with a 5/200 visual acuity
or less, OR (2) anatomical loss or loss of use of both hands. Veteran
must be rated and approved for this grant.
Veterans Mortgage Life Insurance: Decreasing term mortgage insurance
up to $90,000 for veterans who have received a Specially Adaptive
Housing grant and have an existing mortgage.
Waiver of cost of Service Disabled life Insurance: and addition
$10,000 of life insurance at cost to veteran. Veteran must have applied
for insurance within two years of initial disability rating or within
two years of a new disability rating. An increase in a disability rating
does not qualify as a new disability.
Commissary and Exchange privileges for veteran and dependants: The
veteran must request a letter from the VA specifying veteran is in
receipt of 100% disability, and then applies for a military ID card at
the nearest ID card issuing facility.
Emergency treatment in non-VA facilities: if VA facilities are not
Annual Eye exams and prescribed eyewear
Compensation higher than the 100% rate:
Special Compensation: Veteran must be rated for Special Compensation
due to the loss of limbs, eyesight, aid and attendance, housebound, or
two separate medical conditions that are rated 60% each or 100% each.
If retired Military: and rated 70-100% within four years of a 20 or
more year retirement retiree receives, 70-80% $100.00, 90%-$200,
100%-$300. This compensation is paid from the retiree’s military service
Special Compensation for Severely Disabled
Under a brand new law, certain severely disabled retirees of the
uniform services that have a disability rating as reported by the
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) are entitled to special
compensation. The special compensation is paid for that month in
accordance with the following schedule:
- 70% or 80% = $100.00
- 90% = $200.00
- 100% = $300.00
You must meet the following requirements for entitlement to
special compensation for severely disabled:
- You are NOT retired from the military for a disability.
- You are in a retired status and on the retired pay rolls.
Members recalled for more then 30 days to active duty are not in
a retired status.
- You have 20 or more years of service for the purpose of
computing retired pay. A reservist must have 7,200 or more
points to qualify.
- The VA rating for disability of m70% or higher must be
awarded within 4 years of retirement.
- The VA rating must be 70% or higher for each month. If the
rating falls below 70% any given month, then the retiree has no
entitlement to special compensation for that month.
When/How You Get Paid
Unlike active duty pay, retired/retainer pay is only paid once
per month. Your net retired/retainer pay should be sent to your
financial institution by Direct Deposit unless you either reside in
a foreign country, which Direct Deposit is not available. Your
retired pay will be deposited to your account on the first business
day of the month following the end of the month.
Your first payment for retired pay normally will arrive 30 days
after your release from active duty, or, on the first business day
of the month following the month of first entitlement to pay. In a
separate mailing, you will receive a letter which will show you how
your pay was computed. This will include your deductions for SBP,
federal/state income tax, and allotments.
After you retire, you will need to notify The Defense Finance &
Accounting Service (DFAS) whenever you change your financial
institution. Do not close your old bank account until you receive
the first deposit in the new financial institution.
Any applicant who accepts employment with a foreign government
without approval is subject to having reserve or retired pay
withheld for the period of unauthorized employment.
If you are retired and contemplating employment by a foreign
government, you must obtain approval from the Secretary of the
service concerned and the Secretary of State. For more information
- Navy - The Office of the Judge Advocate General, 200
Stovall Street, Alexandria, VA 22332-2100.
- Air Force - HQ AFMPC/DPMARR3, 550 C Street West,
Suite 11, Randolph AFB TX 78150-4713.
- Marine - HQMC (MMSR-6), 2 Navy Annex, Washington,
D.C. 20380-1775 or call 1-800-336-4629 if there are any
- Army - U.S. Army Reserve Personnel Command, Attn:
ARPC-SFR-SCI, 1 Reserve Way, St. Louis, MO 63132-5200.
This list was compiled from VA Documents, and does not list all
benefits a veteran may be eligible for. For further information and/or
application procedures concerning these and other benefits consult with
the Veterans Affairs at 1-800-827-1000 or procede to this link: