There are a number of resources for military veterans and the family members who care for them. We’ve collected several helpful links for you here, from assistance with benefits to caregiver support to how to save on housing costs.
We invite you to share in the comments below any additional resources for veterans you have found to be helpful to your family.
VA Aid and Attendance and Housebound Allowance
VA Aid and Attendance or Housebound benefits provide monthly payments added to the amount of a monthly VA pension for qualified Veterans and survivors. If you or your loved one needs assistance with daily activities, or if you’re housebound, find out if you are eligible and learn how to apply for these benefits.
VA Caregiver Support Program
The VA offers support to family caregivers who play an important role in caring for a Veteran at home and in the community. Get general caregiver support, tips and tools and connect with others here.
Additionally, each VA Medical Center has a Caregiver Support Coordinator available to assist with enrolling in these programs. For help, contact your local Caregiver Support Coordinator using the Caregiver Support Coordinator search tool.
Elizabeth Dole Foundation’s Hidden Heroes
There are more than 5.5 million military caregivers in the United States. Hidden Heroes brings attention to the untold stories of military caregivers.
The goals of the organization are to:
- Raise awareness of the many challenges military caregivers face every day
- Inspire individuals, businesses, communities, and civic, faith and government leaders to support military caregivers in their communities
- Establish a national registry, encouraging military caregivers to register at HiddenHeroes.org to better connect them to helpful resources and support
Veteran’s Guide to Saving on Housing Costs
If you’re a veteran of the U.S. military, there are many ways in 2021 that you can save on housing costs. From mortgage rates and home improvement to accessibility grants and discounted home insurance, there are various options to explore when it comes to buying a house.
This article provides tips on how to save with a VA loan, as well as other options for saving on a home loan. It also discusses available military discounts and exclusive options for home insurance and how to save after you move in.
AARP’s List of Resources
AARP has put together an extensive list of resources for veterans – from careers and finance to community to transportation.
Check out these useful resources that many veterans might not know about.