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- By Bruce Brown. Published by Atlantic Publishing Group, Inc. 2013.
"Retiring or being discharged from the military is one of the most trying times for service members. You must leave your military life and training to venture once more into the civilian life, transition into a civilian career, and navigate the waters of life without the military. But the good news is, you don t have to do it alone. As a veteran of the U.S. military, you are entitled to multiple benefits including health care, loans, and many other aids for all aspects of your life. The Complete Guide to Veterans Benefits will help you discover and apply for every benefit you are eligible to receive. As of 2010, there were approximately 21.8 million veterans in the United States., according to the U.S. Census Bureau. When not on duty, 20 percent of these veterans do not have health coverage. This book will help you discover all you could be receiving for your dedicated service to this country.
Author Bruce C. Brown provides all the details you need to know in order to receive your maximum benefits. Still serving in the U.S. Coast Guard, Brown understands what it takes to be in the military and knows the difficulties of navigating all of the government programs and policies. That's why he has gathered everything you need to know here, in one great resource. Topics included are: health care, disability compensation, The Post-9/11 GI Bill, scholarships, grants, military discounts, VA loans, vocational rehabilitation and employment, hospitals and facilities, and much more. Take the next step for yourself and your family’s future by finding out what veteran’s benefits you qualify for, and apply for them today using this book as your guide. Thank you for your service." - from Amazon.com
- Returning from the War on Terrorism : What Every Iraq, Afghanistan, and Deployed Veteran Needs to Know to Receive Their Maximum BenefitsBy Bruce Brown. Published by Atlantic Publishing Group, Inc. 2014.
An extensive list of veteran's entitlement information, primarily written for "present-day" military members. Information included covers topics such as retirement, medical benefits, home loans, scholarships, and funeral expenses. Also includes a chapter on benefits for homeless veterans.
- By National Veterans Legal Services Program. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 2018.
Written by practicing lawyers at the National Veterans Legal Services Program, this manual contains valuable insight and analysis from a team of experts on the front line of veterans law. It includes sample forms and briefs, flowcharts, checklists, citations to legal authorities, and other documents designed to streamline the claims process and save you and your veteran client valuable time.