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Question:
Are my Veterans Administration (VA) Benefits taxable?

Answer:
Veterans Administration (VA) Benefits paid to the veteran or the family are not taxable.

Question:
Are prosthetic services included in the health benefits given to veterans?

Answer:
The Veterans Administration (VA) will cover the cost of prosthetic devices. However, there are certain restrictions and price limitations. Contact your local VA benefits office for more information.

Question:
As a retiree, am I still eligible for Veterans Administration (VA) medical care?

Answer:
Yes. Retirees continue to be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical care on a space-available basis.

Question:
How do I know if I am eligible for a Veterans Administration (VA) home loan?

Answer:
In general, you are eligible for Veterans Administration (VA) home loan veteran benefits if you served on active duty in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard and were discharged under conditions other than dishonorable after either 90 days or more (any part of which occurred during wartime), or 181 continuous days or more (peacetime). If you are enlisted and your service began after September 7, 1980, or you are an officer and service began after October 16, 1981, you must have completed either: 24 continuous months or more, or the full period for which ordered to active duty, but not less than 90 days (any part during wartime) or 181 continuous days (peacetime). There are several other conditions under which you may be eligible for a VA home loan. Contact your local VA benefits office for more information or visit their Home Loan Guarantee Services page of their website at http://www.homeloans.va.gov/.

Question:
What are the service obligations for Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) graduates?

Answer:
All Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) graduates incur an eight-year military service obligation that may be accomplished by serving on active or reserve duty. ROTC cadets have no military obligation during the first two years they are in the program (or the first year in the case of scholarship winners). In the third year of the program, non-scholarship cadets agree to accept a commission in the U.S. Army upon completion of the required academic and military courses.

Question:
What is meant by "Veteran's Preference" when applying for a job?

Answer:
Veteran's Preference is an employment right of veterans applying for specific government positions. It gives veterans certain hiring preferences over other equally qualified applicants.

Question:
What kind of employment benefits and rights do I have as a veteran?

Answer:
There are a number of employment-related benefits for veterans such as: unemployment compensation for discharged service members for a limited period of time, employment and training information through the Transition Assistance Program (TAP), Veteran’s Workforce Investment Program, State Employment Services, Veterans Preference for certain Federal jobs, certain re-employment rights for individuals who left a civilian job to enter active duty in the armed forces, etc. Contact the Veterans Administration for more information.

Question:
Where can I find out about Veteran's Education benefits?

Answer:
There are many educational benefits available to veterans such as scholarships, work study programs, and loans. Contact your nearest Veterans Administration (VA) Benefits office for more information, or visit their website at http://www.va.gov.

Question:
Who is eligible for Veterans Group Life Insurance (VGLI)?

Answer:
Those eligible for VGLI include: most individuals who had Service members Group Life Insurance (SGLI) and are being released from active duty; members of the Ready Reserves insured under SGLI who are being separated or released from drilling assignment, service members assigned to the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) or the Inactive National Guard (ING); members of the Public Health Service (PHS) or Inactive Reserve Corps (IRC); or members who had part-time SGLI and who, while on duty (or traveling directly to or from duty), suffered an injury or disability that rendered them uninsurable at standard premium rates.
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