Veterans benefits

States extend veterans’ benefits to ex-servicemen expelled for sexual orientation

Gay and lesbian service members have been able to serve openly since 2011, when the controversial “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy was repealed. But for some who were deported because they were gay before the repeal, their less than honorable discharge status means they cannot access vital veterans’ benefits. Now, states are passing laws to […]

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Westbrook Veterans Services Office Establishes New Advisory Committee

Westbrook Veterans Services Officer Arty Ledoux said he is proud of the city’s work for veterans, including the creation of a new Veterans Services Advisory Committee. Ledoux The committee, made up of two residents, two veterans, two veterans representing local American Legion and Ledoux posts, complements the work of the Office of Veterans Services and […]

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Financial Literacy – Veterans Benefits Administration

Financial Literacy From reducing debt and finding a home loan to creating a family budget and protecting your identity and VA benefits, VA and its partners have resources to help you manage your finances. personal. Check out the following financial resources and links that can help you and your family manage, secure, and protect your […]

Veterans benefits

Veterans Benefit Banking Program (VBBP)

Veterans Benefit Banking Program (VBBP) Veterans and their beneficiaries now have additional options for receiving VA benefits through direct deposit, as well as access to financial services at participating banks. If you already have a bank account but are not using direct deposit, sign in or create a VA.gov account to change your direct deposit […]