The Department of Veterans Affairs provides many benefits and services for veterans. In addition, several agencies provide benefits that veterans can use alongside those provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Such agencies include individual State Departments of Military and Veterans Affairs, State Employment Development Departments, and state education financial aid programs.
For personnel transitioning from the military to civilian life, understanding the various benefits and programs available to veterans may be confusing and just plain frustrating. Therefore, it is important to understand not only what is currently available, but also how each works both independently and collectively. Below are some benefits currently available.