With Veterans Day coming up, it is a great time to check out the benefits the government has to offer. There is a wide range of programs for which you may qualify. Some of them you may know about, such as medical care, but others may be new to you. It is well worth it to check into the available benefits and take advantage of those that apply to you as a veteran in New York.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers standard benefits that you probably are familiar with, including financial help to attend college, medical coverage for service-related injuries and illnesses and disability payments. However, the VA also provides benefits such as help for your small business, life insurance and career counseling.

You may also qualify for mortgage assistance. The VA will back a loan to help increase your chances of approval and help you to reach the goal of homeownership. You may also get assistance with vocational rehabilitation, and the VA may also help you find employment.

If you have a lower income, you may also be able to get a veteran’s pension. If you are housebound, the VA offers financial help and other assistance. Finally, you may also qualify for burial assistance. You can get a pre-approval so that it is ready for your family when you pass away.

Do note that each type of benefit or assistance has qualifications you must meet. The requirement for some benefits may include being active duty or a particular kind of service. You should research the requirements before applying or inquiring about specific options.