The VFW appreciates your service, and so do patriotic businesses across the country. That’s why we’ve teamed up to offer you – as a VFW member – and your family discounted pricing on valuable merchandise and services. It’s just one more way we’re able to say, “thank you” for all you’ve done to protect our freedom!
You served your country honorably and you know what makes sacrifices entails. Now, it’s time to get the benefits you’ve earned and the support only other veterans can offer.
We know how many questions you must have. From service-related medical issues and VA claims to educational benefits. We’re dedicated to providing you with the answers you deserve!
Federal Benefit Programs
As a Veteran, there are many federal benefits available for qualified service members – some you might not even be aware of. The VFW wants to make sure you know and understand what your entitlements are and how to obtain them. FEDERAL BENEFITS FOR VETERANS, DEPENDENTS AND SURVIVORS
Health / Medical Issues
As a veteran, chances are you’ve been put in harm’s way more times than you can count. Now it’s time to find out more about the various environmental and occupational hazards you were exposed to during your military service. LEARN MORE ABOUT HAZARDOUS EXPOSURES
VA Claims & Benefits
Imagine spending years wading through the bureaucratic red tape offered up by the VA only to find you’ve been denied a disability claim. Where do you turn? Don’t walk away in defeat. VFW understands the frustration associated with claims and that’s why our National Veterans Service (NVS) program was formed. VFW Service Officers have the expertise and guidance you need. LEARN MORE ABOUT VFW SERVICE OFFICERS
Benefits Delivery at Discharge
You’ve worked hard for your benefits. We’re here to help you understand them. In 2001, VFW launched its Benefits Delivery at Discharge (BDD) program at military installations across the country. A cooperative initiative with the Pentagon and the Department of Veterans Affairs, BDD was established to assist service members departing from the military. Pre-discharge claims representatives at each BDD site help wade through the paperwork for veterans seeking VA entitlements. These representatives also discuss education and medical benefits and VA home loans. ACCESS A LIST OF BDD SITES AND CONTACTS
The VFW Unmet Needs program provides a lifeline for service members who run into unexpected financial difficulties as a result of deployments or other military related hardships. Those who’ve been active duty within the past 36 months could qualify. By providing urgent grants to military families, VFW Unmet Needs is able to see that military families are able to cope during an already emotionally strenuous time. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE UNMET NEEDS PROGRAM
The VFW holds the resilience and dedication of today’s military family in the highest esteem. These families believe in something larget than themselves, and their selflessness is inspiring. Through VFW programs like VFW Operation Uplink™, VFW Unmet Needs and VFW’s Military Assistance Program, we’re doing even more to ensure not a single service member, veteran, or their families fall through the cracks. Whether you or your family need the opportunity to call home more often, or a deployment has caused financial strain, we are the organization to turn to. We’re an organization of veterans helping veterans!
Emails and internet chats are wonderful, but getting to actually talk to your loved one during a deployment is priceless. The Operation Uplink program is the premier calling program deployed service members and their families have counted on for years. Operation Uplink provides free phone time to active-duty military and hospitalized veterans. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE OPERATION UPLINK PROGRAM
Military Assistance Program
Through farewell events, welcome home celebrations or Family Readiness Group activities, VFW’s Military Assistance Program (MAP) ensures that our troops and their families are taken care of before, during and after deployments. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE MILITARY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM