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DD Form 214, Discharge Papers and Separation Documents

Read what a DD 214 is and when you might need it.
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Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) for Surviving Spouses, Children, and Parents

Learn about this tax-free monthly benefit paid by the VA to certain eligible survivors of military servicemembers and veterans.
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Frequently Asked Questions: "Service Animals" and "Assistance Animals," What Are My Rights?

Learn about the federal laws that support people in need of a service animal.
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Disability Programs Available to Veterans - VA, DoD and Social Security

Here, we explain the two compensation systems for former military - VA and DoD - as well as Social Security Disability benefits.

Enactment of the Servicemembers and Veterans Initiative Act of 2020

The Servicemembers and Veterans Initiative Act of 2020 was enacted on January 5, 2021. Read how this Act helps Veterans, Servicemembers, and their families protect their rights.
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Adoption and the Military

The Department of Defense (DoD) has stated that family support is critical for service members. It supports service members who decide to adopt children and tries hard to support families during the adoption process.
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Civil Rights - Overview

Do you think that you have been illegally discriminated against? If so, you may have experienced a Civil Rights violation. Read here to learn more.
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DOD Memoranda Guiding Discharge Review Boards on PTSD, TBI, and MST

This article provides information to veterans with less-than-honorable discharges who want to upgrade their discharge based on in-service mental health conditions or experiences.
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Veterans Affairs Supported Housing (HUD-VASH)

Information on the Veterans Affairs Supported Housing program that helps homeless veterans find housing, pay rent, and get healthcare.
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Chapter 35 - Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program (DEA)

Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program (DEA) provides education and training benefits to eligible dependents of certain servicemembers and veterans. Read more about it here.