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VA offers benefits that can help Veterans buy, retain, or modify a home; earn a degree; start a career; stay healthy; and do much more in life after the military.

Department of Veterans Affairs

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Ready to apply for VA benefits?

Below are application benefit forms to use if you are applying by mail or in person. Applying online is always the best option; check VA.gov to see if the type of claim you are submitting can be completed electronically.

If applying online is not an option, use the VA forms below. Most are in the Adobe PDF format and many allow you to type directly into the form and save the information on your computer. You can also print and fill out forms by hand. Submit each form according to the directions provided; you can also check with VA or ask your VA claims representative for assistance. (Find more forms on VA’s forms page. )

Disability

Education and Training

Careers and Employment

Health Care

Housing Assistance

Life Insurance

Download forms for these and other programs at VA’s “Life Insurance” page:

  • Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance
  • Veterans’ Group Life Insurance
  • Family Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance
  • Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance Traumatic Injury Protection
  • Service-Disabled Veterans Insurance
  • Veterans’ Mortgage Life Insurance

Burials and Memorials

Pension

  • VA Form 21-527EZ (PDF), Veterans Pension
  • VA Form 21-534EZ (PDF), Survivors Pension
  • VA Form 21-2680 (PDF), Examination for Housebound Status or Permanent Need for Regular Aid and Attendance (additional payments for Veterans and survivors who are eligible for a VA pension and require the aid and attendance of another person or are housebound)

Family Member Benefits

  • VA Form 21-534, Statement in Support of Claim
  • If the death was in service, your Military Casualty Assistance Officer will assist you in completing VA Form 21-534a (PDF) , Application for Dependency and Indemnity Compensation, Death Pension and Accrued Benefits by a Surviving Spouse or Child (these forms are mailed to the Philadelphia Regional Office)
  • VA Form 26-1817 (PDF), Request for Determination of Loan Guaranty Eligibility - Unmarried Surviving Spouses
  • VA Form 21-686c, Application Request to Add or Remove Dependents

Eligibility

Some benefits may also be used by active service members, reservists, and National Guard members as well as eligible spouses, children, and survivors of Veterans and service members. Consult the VA benefits booklet or visit the nearest VA regional office for character of discharge requirements and more detailed information.

Page last updated on July 22, 2021

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