VA BENEFITS

Benefits are important considerations made available to many veterans. Some government benefits, especially those offered by the VA (U.S. Veterans Administration), are available only to those that “qualify” based on type of discharge, periods of service, current
income levels, approved levels of disability among other requirements.

The major VA benefits include programs for home loans, financial support for education, medical benefits and even burial and death benefits for survivors.

Although we are not affiliated with any government agency, VETS provides reliable consumer information and access to various companies that deliver VA services in core benefit areas. For more information and questions about eligibility, we provide connections to these VETS affiliated providers:

HOME LOANS

Home loans guaranteed by the Veterans’ Administration are among the best and most used veteran benefits. Loans for 100% of the purchase price of a home, plus some closing costs, are available to qualified veterans.

The VA loan guaranty program does not impose a maximum amount that an eligible veteran may borrow using a VA loan but does limit the maximum guaranty amount to $453,100 for certain high-value counties for 2018. The guarantee amount may be lower in locations where average housing costs are not considered high-value.
VETS home loans are processed by James B. Nutter & Co., one of the nation’s first lenders to help veterans returning from WWII. Nutter companies have an impeccable reputation for low rate and costs and high ratings for VA borrower satisfaction.

Connect with a qualified VA loan specialist by calling (844) 275-4335, or send email to vets@jbnutter.com. We encourage you to identify yourself as VETS member to receive special processing.

EDUCATION

The current education benefits law, enacted in 2017, is the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act also known as the “Forever GI Bill.” The current law makes significant changes to veterans education benefits.

The law is named after the American Legion national commander who wrote the original GI Bill language in 1944, and will allow more Veterans to use the GI Bill and more time to use it. Some of the changes will go into effect immediately, most will not. The majority of the changes enhance or expand education benefits for veterans, active service members, families and survivors. More information is available at https://benefits.va.gov/GIBILL/ForeverGIBill.asp

Travel, Reunions & Meetings

VETS services include providing outfit reunion information, which created our legacy service to veterans in 1990. We will also assist veterans who are interested in group travel to former duty stations, both in the US and overseas. Travel services for VETS are currently provided by Sunflower Travel, a member of the Travel Leaders network. Please contact VETS travel agency provider at http://lawrenceks.vacation.travelleaders.com/ or by calling (800) 444-4248 M-F, 9a to 5p Central time. If you would like to organize a reunion or group program, please email us at EVENTS@vets.org.

Enroll For Free

We welcome all veterans and active duty military to enroll in the National VETS Archives.

We email each enrollee a VETS member card for easy identification to others.

Family members may enroll a disabled or deceased veteran in the Archives to preserve their veteran’s record of honorable military service.

Patronize Sponsors who Honor VETS

We welcome the growing number of VETS sponsors across the nation and in local communities. They can be easily identified by listings on our web site, social media and mobile application. Locally, many display “We Honor VETS” door decals and the promotional messages in our media partners.

VETS Volunteers Serve Communities

We’ve served our Nation with Honor and continue to serve our Communities with Pride. There are many opportunities in local communities to continue the dedication and teamwork that motivated veterans to serve our country. Our local media partners are critical connections to help enroll sponsors and to publicize the availability of VETS Volunteers.

We welcome all veterans, their families and friends to continue their commitments to public service in their community by volunteering for a VETS volunteer team.

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