Military Benefits -   “ began in 2011 with the goal of becoming the trusted and independent source of military and veterans benefits information for the U.S. military community, including active duty, reservists, National Guard, military retirees, veterans, and military spouses and their families. We are committed to connecting the military community to all the benefits earned through service and made available by the government, businesses and non-profit organizations.

o   Housing and Home ownership -

o   Military Discounts -

o   Money & Finance -

o   Employment -

o   Education -

o   Military & Veterans Resources, i.e. ID Cards – DD214, Reenlistment codes, VSO Resources, etc.

o   Burial Benefits -  "VA Burial Benefits: VA & Non-VA."

Emergency Assistance Plus (VFW) ~

“If you get sick or hurt while away from home in the U.S. or abroad, you’ll want help right away. Emergency Assistance Plus provides you and your family the medical and emergency assistance you need for when a crisis strikes. Here’s a look at some of the important services and features EA+ has to offer: Medical Evacuation, Medical Assistance, Assistance for Companions, Transportation Home, Other Vital Travel Assistance.”

Disability compensation claims -  (800)698-2411 “Disability Compensation is a tax free monetary benefit paid to Veterans with disabilities that are the result of a disease or injury incurred or aggravated during active military service. Compensation may also be paid for post-service disabilities that are considered related or secondary to disabilities occurring in service and for disabilities presumed to be related to circumstances of military service, even though they may arise after service.”


Social Workers -  “You will find social workers in all program areas in VA medical centers who are ready to help you with most any need. If you have questions or problems, the social worker will be able to help you or can refer you to the right person for help.”



State Veterans Programs -  “State benefits range from free college and employment resources to free hunting and fishing licenses. Most states also offer tax breaks for their veterans and specialized license plates, some states even provide their veterans with cash bonuses just for serving in the military.

o   (for example, Illinois Veterans with disability compensation over 50% get a break on their property tax and Vets with disability over 70% are exempt from having to pay property taxes)

o   (Illinois also has an Illinois Veterans Grant that if the service member joins from IL, serves their full term, and gets an honorable discount, gets 100% tuition waiver at a state funded university or college for up to 120 credit hours.)

  Team Guardian Inc.   (850)212-2494.  Made up of all volunteers, team guardian supports military, police and fire with assistance in needed resources.  Team Guardian supports all those that serve us. From military to our first responders, we focus on giving back to those that give it all.

VA Domiciliary (Living Quarters for Homeless Vets) -  (877)424-3838  “The Domiciliary Care Program is the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) oldest health care program. The Domiciliary has evolved from a "Soldiers' Home" to become an active clinical rehabilitation and treatment program for male and female Veterans and domiciliary programs are is now integrated with the Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation and Treatment Programs (MH RRTPs). The MH RRTPs are designed to provide state-of-the-art, high-quality residential rehabilitation and treatment services for Veterans with multiple and severe medical conditions, mental illness, addiction, or psychosocial deficits. The MH RRTP identifies and addresses goals of rehabilitation, recovery, health maintenance, improved quality of life, and community integration in addition to specific treatment of medical conditions, mental illnesses, addictive disorders, and homelessness.” 


Veterans Discounts -  From regular store purchases, to vehicle purchases. 

VA Home Loan Program -   (877)827-3702   “Contact your regional loan center for VA Home Loan assistance.”

Burial Assistance for Families

We Honor Veterans 

Burial and Plot Allowance 

The VA will pay a burial allowance to an eligible veteran's family to help defray burial and funeral costs. The burial allowance is a tax-free benefit paid automatically. If you are eligible for a plot allowance the VA requires receipts to show the actual cost paid.