Veterans Non-Medical Benefits Page

Here you will find links to Home Loans, Education and Vocational Training and GI Bill Benefits for seniors who served in the military.

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Non-Medical VA Benefits

Home Loans, Education, Job Training, Helpful Links


How the VA Home Loan Program Works

VA Home Loan Program helps Servicemembers, Veterans, and eligible surviving spouses become homeowners.



As part of the VA's mission to serve veterans, VA Home Loan Programs provide a home loan guaranty benefits and other housing-related programs to help you buy, build, repair, retain, or adapt a home for your own personal occupancy.

VA Home Loans are provided by private lenders, such as banks and mortgage companies. VA guarantees a portion of the loan, enabling the lender to provide you with more favorable terms.

Click Here to obtain a VA Home Loan Certificate of Eligibility or a duplicate of a certificate of VA Home Loan Certificate of Eligibility

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How to calculate the amount of money needed to survive in the private sector after military separation.


VA Education


When you leave the military your pay changes. This Military To Civilian Pay Calculator will help you determine how much you will need to make in a civilian job or retirement to equal your current military pay and benefits.
You will need to consider your current pay grade, number of dependents, and civilian costs such as house payments, car payments, health insurance, and taxes.
Create a budget and estimate the costs you don’t know. Better to error on excess than shortages.

To get started with your MILITARY-TO-CIVILIAN PAY CALCULATOR - Click Here

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VA Educational Benefits - GI Bill

Go Back to School


VA Education


GI Bill Eligibility

Remember that G.I. Bill benefits only extend for a fixed period of time after you leave - generally 10 years for Active Duty and 10 - 14 years for Selective Reserve.

Members eligible for the Vietnam Era G.I. Bill Conversion are those individuals who had remaining entitlement under the Vietnam Era GI Bill on Dec. 31, 1989, and served on active duty without a break sometime between Oct. 19, 1984, and July 1, 1985, and continued to serve on active duty to July 1, 1988, or to July 1, 1987, followed by four years in the Selected Reserve after release from active duty.

VEAP education eligibility may be established even though the required active duty is not completed if the veteran:

(a) receives VA disability compensation or military disability retirement;

(b) served a previous period of at least 24 continuous months of active duty before Oct. 17, 1981; or

(c) was discharged or released for early out, hardship or service-connected disability.

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Job Training Assistance for Veterans

You may receive vocational rehabilitation and employment services to help with job training, employment accommodations, resume development, and job seeking skills coaching.

Other services may be provided to assist Veterans in starting their own businesses or independent living services for those who are severely disabled and unable to work in traditional employment.

Click HERE to learn more and apply for VA vocational rehabilitation and employment services.


See additional employment and training links at the bottom of this page.


For Servicemembers:

Ill or injured Servicemembers who have not yet received an SCD rating do not need to wait to apply.

Servicemembers expecting a discharge that is other than dishonorable who possess a VA memorandum or Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES) rating of 20 percent or more—as well as Servicemembers currently going through a Physical Evaluation Board—may be eligible to receive Vocational Rehabilitation (VocRehab) and Employment services.

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Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS)

Finding that perfect job starts here

My Next Move for Vets

VETS serves America's veterans and separating service members by preparing them for meaningful careers, providing employment resources and expertise, and protecting their employment rights.

Click here for "My Next Move for Veterans"

Job Seeker Help

For information about career services for workers and employers, laid-off worker assistance, and the location of American Job Centers call:

Toll-free number: 1-877-US2-JOBS (1-877-872-5627)

TTY: 1-877-889-5627

Also see:

The National Association of Veteran Owned Businesses

Veteran-Owned Business Toolbox

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM Jobs)


Choose a School with the VA Education Camparison Tool Click Here to Start


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Job Training for a New Career


VA Job Training


Helpful Links to Job Training Opportunities

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Department of Labor (DoL) and the Department of Education (DoE) all administer a number of employment, education, and training programs for veterans.

Below are some links to job training sites and opportunities.



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