Veteran Benefits & Assistance

Originally founded in 1899 as the American Veterans of Foreign Service, the Veterans of Foreign Wars continues to be a voice for returning and currently deployed service members and their families. The Veterans of Foreign Wars is dedicated to supporting those who sacrifice so much for this country, veterans, service members in the US Armed Forces, and their families.
Post 9960 Procedures and Guidelines for Administering Relief Funds to local Veterans in Need
For help with VA Benefits & Claims assistance, please contact VFW District 4 Veteran's Service Officer, Andrea Goldman at 910-305-2449.  
Additional county resources can be found at


  Federal Benefits for Veterans & Dependents
       A to Z Benefits Information
       VA Benefits Fact Sheets
    Google Resources for Veterans & Families
        Survivor & Dependent Benefits
              VA Benefits and Services
        Veteran Benefits Calculator - The American Legion
        VA Derivative Benefits Eligibility Service Connected Matrix - U.S. Dept of Veteran's Affairs
      Benefits -
        Federal Benefits for Dependents, Survivor, and Caregivers Handbook,
        National Resource Directory, Benefits & Compensation
        VA Life Insurance - An Overview
   Burial Benefits
      National Cemetery Military Burial Benefits
      Types of Headstones & Markers Available
   Home Loans
      Interest Rate Reduction Refinancing Loan
  Health Care
       Health Care Benefits - VA 
       Disability Benefits for Wounded Warriors (SSI)
   Community-Based VA Vet Centers
       Grand Valley State University Wounded Warrior Traumatic Brain Injury Project
       PTSD / Stress Management
       Medicare for Veterans: A Comprehensive Guide
       Mesothelioma: Important Facts About Veterans and Mesothelioma
       Physical Disability Board of Review (PDBR)
       TRICARE Benefit Info
       VA Health Benefits
          Laws Protecting Veterans with Service-Connected Disabilities
        Transition and Care Management for OEF / OIF Service Members
  Long-Term Care
    Aid & Attendance Benefit
    Armed Forces Retirement Home, Eligibility
    Family Caregiver Program for Post-9/11 Veterans

Medical Foster Care Program, Geriatrics & Extended Care
  Prior Service-Connected Medical Conditions
        Diseases Associated with Agent Orange Exposure
  Agent Orange Health Care Registry Exam for Veterans

Agent Orange, Military Benefits, Military.COM
      Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses
        Illnesses Related to Gulf War Service
        Gulf War Health Care Registry Exam for Veterans
        VA Recognizes 'Presumptive' Illnesses in Iraq & Afghanistan
  VA Compensation & Pension Benefits
  VA eBenefits
  VA OEF (Operation Enduring Freedom) / OIF (Operation Iraqi Freedom)
  VA Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment
  VA Web Automated Reference Material System (WARMS)
  VFW Veterans Benefits
  Aid & Charity Associations
  Air Force Aid Society
  American Red Cross
  Army Emergency Relief
  Cell Phone, Government Supported
  Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund
  Coast Guard Mutual Assistance
  Eastern Carolina Council Area Agency on Aging - Grocery Reimbursement Program
  Financial Assistance for Mortgage or Rent Payments
  Help for Homeless Veterans
  Homeless Vet 24 Hour Hotline 1-877-4AID VET
  Homeless Veterans, VA
  Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
  Service Members Civil Relief Act -
  Social Security Administration online
  Social Security Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool (BEST)
  United Way, Nationwide 2-1-1 Phone Numbers
  VFW Troop Support
  Volunteers of America
  Warrior Care, DoD & VA Resources Site

  Find a VA Form
  Historical Documents of Interest to Veterans
  Locating Veterans & Service Members
  North Carolina National Guard Service Records Request
  Replacement Military Records (DD214s, etc)
  Replacement Medical Records
  Replacement Military Awards & Decorations (National Archives)
  Social Security Credit for Military Service (1957 - 2001)
  U.S. Dept of Justice - Rights of Servicemembers and Veterans
  VA Board of Veterans' Appeals
  Women Veterans