Below is a listing of VA resources for veterans and their families. For Veterans Resources provided by The American Legion click here. For a 'quick listing' of phone numbers and website addresses click here.
The Maine State Veteran’s Benefits Directory
These benefits may include grants and scholarships, special exemptions or discounts on fees and taxes, home loans, veteran’s homes free hunting and fishing privileges, veteran’s license plates, Maine Veterans memorial Cemeteries, and more
VA Medical and Dental Care
Call this toll free number or visit their website for eligibility information.
This VA program aims to help disabled veterans become employable. Veterans with service-connected disability ratings 10% or higher are encouraged to apply for the program at any VA Regional Office.
VA Life Insurance
Veterans with service-connected disabilities may apply for up to $10,000 in VA Service Disabled Life Insurance if application is made with two years of receiving the disability rating. Servicemembers Group Life Insurance program is available for active-duty personnel. Call FMI
VA Readjustment Counseling Services (Vet Centers)
Individual, family and group counseling opportunities are available and can include medical referral, homelessness services and referral to VA benefits and non-VA services.
VA Educational Assistance / The GI Bill
1-888-GI-BILL1 (1-888-442-4551) www.gibill.va.gov
The GI Bill may be used for college, graduate school, bocational education and other types of courses.
VA Home Loan Guarantee
VA home-loan guarantees are made to servicemembers, veterans, reservists and widowed spouses who remain unmarried, for the purchase of homes.
The DoD's Military Health-care System is available to active-duty personnel, along with Reserve component servicemembers who are activated for more than 30 days and their families.
Servicemembers are entitled to certain rights to the jobs they left when they were activated provided advance notice of their intentions were given. Call or visit their website for information on re-employment rights under the Department of Labor.
Servicemembers Civil Relief Act
The recently updated "Soldiers and Sailors Civil Relief Act" helps ease economic and legal burdens on military personnel called to active-duty status in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.