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Veterans & Military Resources

Federal Benefits for Veteran's-Overview

Military Service and Social Security

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding Social Security Benefits and Military Service. These articles includes answers to questions about military members filing social security disability claims.

Service Members Civil Relief Act (SCRA)

The purpose of the Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act (SCRA) is to provide protection to service members who have difficulty meeting financial and legal obligations due to their military service.

All members of the uniformed services serving on active duty are covered under this Act. You may qualify for any or all of the following:

  • Reduced interest rate on mortgage payments.
  • Reduced interest rate on credit card debt.
  • Protection from eviction if your rent is $2,958.53 per month or less (as of 2010).
  • Delay of all civil court actions, such as bankruptcy, foreclosure or divorce proceedings.
  • Early termination of car or housing lease without penalty.

Disability Claims

This step-by step guide will walk you through the process of a VA Disability claim. This step will give you information on when and how to file a claim.

Pension Benefits

What Veterans and their families should know when applying for department of veterans affairs (VA) pension benefits

Living Will

A living will is an advance directive document. In some states, a living will may also be called a health care declaration or health care directive. It is an "advance" document because you state your wishes concerning medical treatment ahead of time. It is a "directive" because it allows you to choose medical treatments instead of family members or the hospital.

A living will can provide critical information to your treating physician at a time when you may be unable to communicate your wishes.