What Are DAV Veterans Benefits?


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The Disabled American Veterans organization provides services for veterans that include free professional counseling to help veterans obtain benefits and representation of veterans' interests before federal, state and local government agencies. DAV also performs outreach to help veterans in need obtain food, clothing, housing, transportation and employment.

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DAV's main mission is to educate veterans and advocate for them so they can receive the benefits due them from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and other government agencies. Mobile Service Offices travel throughout the country helping veterans and their families file claims for services and benefits. Information seminars are scheduled all over the country to counsel veterans and provide assistance in filing claims. The DAV Homeless Veterans Initiative works with government at all levels to develop housing services for homeless veterans.

The DAV Transportation Network runs a fleet of vehicles and a Hospital Service Coordinator Directory that sick and injured veterans can contact for free transportation to medical facilities. DAV holds nationwide career fairs for veterans and their spouses, where veterans needing jobs can meet face to face with prospective employers, submit resumes and have interviews. DAV disaster relief grants supply food, clothing and shelter to uninsured disabled veterans and their spouses following natural disasters, such as tornadoes, hurricanes, fires and floods.

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