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What type of assistance can a non-wartime vet receive?

My husband served 5 years in the Navy, but not during a war. Is he eligible for any VA assistance? He has dementia.
Status: Open    Aug 24, 2015 - 08:56 AM

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Aug 24, 2015 - 11:57 AM

Good afternoon,

Your best bet is to get your husband enrolled in VA Healthcare at your local VA Medical Center or Community Based Outpaitent Clinic. From there once he is established in VA Health you can work with his primary care doctor to see what types of caretaker services and other medical benefits would be available to him. But unfortunately, due to him not serving in one of the VA's wartime eras he would not be eligible for any of the Non-service Connected Pension programs. Additionally, you should seek out a local veterans service officer to sit down and talk about any other potential benefits that may available in your state. You can local a VSO near you through the VA website at : http://www.va.gov/ogc/apps/accreditat... Check VSO Representative.
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