Benefits and Payments to Former Military Personnel


In many countries, proper support for veterans of the Second World War is not provided, and this is extremely sad. Often, states do not provide material assistance to former soldiers and forget about them.

In such countries, there are only civil voluntary initiatives that raise money to help veterans. You can find many Instagram accounts in different languages ​​where people are looking for charitable partners, and they don’t even need to buy Instagram followers to find followers.

Among the measures taken by the American leadership to increase the role of the armed forces in the life of society, the popularity and prestige of service them, an important place is given to the issues of social security of personnel.

One of the priorities of this activity is the care of former servicemen. By law, citizens of the United States who have been on active duty for at least 180 days (the duration of a recruit training course) and who are discharged for reasons other than misconduct are eligible for certain benefits as individuals classified as armed forces veterans. In the event of dismissal due to disability, there is no period of service.

The presence of a special ministry that deals with issues of assistance to veterans and the disabled are not typical for all countries participating in the war. Unfortunately, until now, many veterans in the world live only thanks to the support of activists who create accounts on social networks and sometimes can buy real Instagram followers in order to somehow draw attention to this problem. However, there is such an administrative agency in the United States.

In the United States, privileges are handled by the Department of Veterans Affairs, which has offices in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines. It was formed in March 1989 on the basis of the former Administration of Veterans Affairs, which acted as an independent institution, but without the status of an administrative agency.

The creation of the ministry actually meant that the solution to the problem of social protection of former military personnel was raised to the state level. The scope of its functioning does not extend to the pension provision of those transferred to the reserve, which is carried out from the Pentagon budget.

Disabled persons presented to them for a pension are deprived of it if they express a desire to receive disability benefits from the budget of the Ministry of Veterans Affairs.

There are currently more than 27 million ex-servicemen and more than 47 million members of their families on benefits in the United States. In the fiscal year 1989, more than 28 billion dollars were allocated from the federal budget for their needs, of which 95 percent made direct cash payments.

Key benefits include Disability and unemployment benefits, inclusion in a vocational rehabilitation program, education and employment assistance, and therapeutic support for Vietnam War veterans, concessional medical care, insurance policy, construction or renovation loans housing, and funeral services.

The allowance may be paid to family members of a member of the military who died or died in the line of duty, or a veteran who died due to a disability if it was received in the armed forces.

The amounts of such benefits are: for widows (depending on the military rank of the husband) — $564-1550 per month, children under the age of $18-87 (per person), single men and women from 18 to 23 years old, healthy, studying in educational institutions — $144, physically or mentally ill over 18 years old and in need of outside help — $284.

Special monthly payments are established for veterans of the First and Second World Wars, wars in Korea and Vietnam, who became disabled after being discharged from military service. They depend on the number of family members, and the degree of mobility of the disabled person.


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