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Virginia Veteran Benefits

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There are various benefits that the state of Virginia provides to veterans. This is a brief preview of each benefit program.

Virginia Veteran Long Term Care

Virginia Veterans Care Center offers affordable and high quality long term health care. It has a 240-bed capacity providing physical therapy, dental care, x-rays, and other services. Contact information can be found here.

Virginia Veteran Employment Programs

Virginia Employment Commission (VEC) assists veterans in finding jobs by providing job referrals and placement resources. For more info on the services offered click here.

Education Assistance Programs

Through the Virginia Military Survivors and Dependents Education Program, spouses and children of military service members killed, missing in action, taken prisoner or have at least 90% service-connected disability are eligible for education benefits. Their tuition at any state-supported college or university will be paid through this program.

High school diplomas are awarded to WWII, Korean War or Vietnam War veterans who didn't graduate from high school because they joined the Armed Forces.

Other veteran benefits in Virginia include special veteran license plates and lifetime fishing and hunting licenses.

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