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Assistance

The VFW offers a wide range of assistance programs aimed at helping veterans of every generation. Whether that means providing free, professional help filing or appealing a VA claim, offering scholarships for post-secondary education or providing emergency financial relief when times get tough, the VFW is there for America’s veterans.

FILING A VA CLAIMFiling a VA Claim image
The VFW’s nationwide network of service officers are experts at navigating the VA system. These trained professionals assist veterans filing for their VA claims and help these veterans get the benefits they deserve. Learn More.

SEPARATION BENEFITSSeparation Benefits image
The VFW’s Benefits Delivery at Discharge (BDD) program assists separating and retiring active-duty personnel in obtaining VA entitlements and benefits upon discharge. BDD representatives are ready to answer questions regarding education and medical benefits and VA home loans. Learn More.

USING EDUCATION BENEFITSUsing Education Benefits image
Veterans can face any number of obstacles while furthering their education. Taking advantage of benefits they’ve earned shouldn’t be one of them. The VFW’s 1 Student Veteran program offers assistance to student veterans who have questions or encounter problems accessing their VA benefits. Learn More.

VETERANS’ SCHOLARSHIPSVeterans' Scholarships image
The VFW’s “Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship” provides service members and veterans with the financial assistance they need to complete their educational goals without incurring excessive student loan debt. Learn More.

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Veterans and military families can face unexpected challenges that leave you in a bind. The VFW Unmet Needs program is there to provide veterans and service members dealing with financial crises with grants to keep them on their feet. Learn More.