What federal grants are available for veterans?


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The United States Federal Government provides a wide range of grants and assistance programs for veterans that cover health care, education, job training, disability and pension benefits. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs outlines many of these grants and benefits on its website.

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The Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) is the primary federal agency that provides benefits to veterans. The main areas of assistance provided by the VA are pensions, health care, and education. Although not technically a grant, the Veterans Health Administration provides health care for veterans through an integrated system of over 1,700 facilities.

Federal assistance that helps veterans pay for education is commonly called the “G.I. Bill,” although there are several different education programs for veterans. As of 2015, a popular educational assistance option for many veterans is the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill. The assistance available under the G.I. Bill may include tuition and fee payment, a monthly housing allowance, and a stipend to pay for books and supplies. The amount of assistance provided depends on a veteran's level of eligibility.

The VA also assists veterans with other programs, including job training, life insurance, housing assistance grants and home loans. A good place to start looking for information about veterans benefits is on the VA's eBenefits page. This website provides information on a range of available programs and the application forms for them.

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