VA benefits available to Soldiers beginning, end of military career

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By U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Where are you in the military life cycle? No matter your step in the journey—from serving at your first permanent duty station to preparing for retirement—there may be Veterans Affairs’ benefits that you and your Family can access today.

Here are some examples at each touch point:

Accession: From the day you enter the military, you begin earning VA benefits, including Service members’ Group Life Insurance. You can start managing your VA benefits and search for additional options you may be eligible for by building your eBenefits online profile.

First permanent duty station: At this touch point, you may be eligible for further VA benefits, like those for education and health care.

Re-enlistment: Deciding to re-enlist may enable you to transfer your Post-9/11 GI Bill® education benefits to your dependents.

Significant life events: Promotions, homeownership, marriage, a growing Family and other significant life events may affect which VA benefits you are eligible for. You may qualify for a VA home loan or adapted housing grant, for example, or for Family Service members’ Group Life Insurance.

Separation and retirement: Separating from service can mean starting a new civilian career. VA offers resources and programs to help you find meaningful employment in the next phase of your life. As a veteran or veteran’s spouse, you may also be eligible for Veterans’ Group Life Insurance and for Veterans Pension and Survivors Pension programs.

To learn more about the specific VA benefits available to you, contact your VA benefits’ advisor Brad Ward at (502) 624-8058 or bradley.ward@calibresys.com. n