VA Benefits Bulletin - September 2018

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VA Benefits Bulletin

September 2018

Veterans Crisis Line

Share the Veterans Crisis Line Number to Save a Life

September is Suicide Prevention Month — which is the perfect time to share a life-saving resource: the Veterans Crisis Line. This confidential, toll-free, 24-hour-a-day hotline serves Veterans and their loved ones year-round. Reach qualified, caring responders

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Get the Facts on Veterans Pension

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VA helps Veterans and their families with financial challenges by providing supplemental income through the Veterans pension benefit. This is a tax-free monetary benefit paid to low-income wartime Veterans. We have helpful information on eligibility, how to apply, and additional pension allowances.

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Survivors Pension — What You Need to Know

Survivors' Pension; folded American flag handed to survivor

Did you know a tax-free monetary benefit may be payable to low-income, surviving spouses of a deceased Veteran with wartime service who have not remarried?  It may also be available to unmarried children of deceased Veterans.

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Beware of Scams Targeting the Elderly

Senior Scam Alert; person writing a check

There have been reports of scammers trying to take advantage of older VA benefit recipients. Learn how to protect yourself by visiting the Department of Justice’s Financial Exploitation page. It’s packed with resources that will help you identify and avoid scams, and report cases of elder abuse.

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You’ve Got More Than Just VA Looking Out for You

Did you know that a variety of federal agencies offer benefits, services, and support to Service members, Veterans, and their families? From federal employment, to loans and apprenticeships, to housing programs, these agencies have much to offer our military and Veteran community. Read more.

Stay up to date on Veteran employment information

Get stats delivered directly to your inbox by subscribing to the VETS monthly Veteran Employment Update or view the latest Veteran unemployment numbers.