VA Form 21-0760 Benefits in Brief

VA Form 21-0760 or the "Benefits In Brief" is a form issued by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.

The latest PDF version of the VA 21-0760 was issued on November 1, 2017 and can be downloaded down below or found on the Veterans Affairs Forms website.

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VA BENEFITS IN BRIEF
BENEFITS
WHERE TO APPLY
Disability Benefits
Any VA Office
or call
Compensation. VA can pay you monthly compensation if you are at least 10% disabled as a
1-800-827-1000
result of your military service.
or visit
Pension. VA can pay you a pension if you are a wartime veteran with limited income and you are
www.va.gov
permanently and totally disabled or are 65 or older.
Education and Training
Montgomery GI Bill. Persons who first entered active duty after June 30, 1985, and contributed
to an education fund are generally eligible. Some Vietnam Era veterans and certain veterans
separated under special programs are also eligible. The bill also includes a program for certain
reservists and National Guard members.
Any VA Office
or call
Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP/Chapter 1607) is available to persons who
were activated under Federal authority for a contingency operation and served 90 continuous days
1-888-442-4551
or more after September 11, 2001.
or visit
www.va.gov
Post-9/11 GI Bill. Available to those who served on or after September 11, 2001. It pays tuition
and fees up to the most expensive, public, in-state undergraduate program rate, provides a monthly
housing allowance, and a stipend for books and supplies. It also provides an option for
servicemembers to transfer benefits to a spouse or child.
Survivors’ & Dependents’ Educational Assistance is available to some family members of
certain disabled or deceased veterans.
Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment
The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Service provides outreach, motivation,
evaluation, counseling, training, employment, and other rehabilitation services to
Any VA Office
service-connected disabled veterans. Vocational and educational counseling, as well as the
or call
evaluation of abilities, aptitudes, and interests are provided to veterans and servicepersons.
1-800-827-1000
Counseling, assessment, education programs and, in some cases, rehabilitation services are
available to the spouse and children of totally and permanently disabled veterans as well as
or visit
to the surviving spouse and children of certain veterans.
www.va.gov
Vocational training and rehabilitation services are available to children with spina bifida
having one or both parents who served in the Republic of Vietnam during the Vietnam War, or
served in certain military units, in or near the demilitarized zone in Korea, between
September 1, 1967, and August 31, 1971.
Home Loan Guaranty
Any VA Office
or call
VA guarantees loans to eligible servicemembers, veterans, reservists, and certain surviving
1-800-827-1000
spouses to purchase a home, condominium or manufactured home, and for refinancing purposes.
or visit
The loans are actually made by private lenders but the VA guaranty generally means the lender
www.va.gov
will not require any down payment.
Dependents’ and Survivors’ Benefits
Disability and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) is payable to survivors of:
Any VA Office
Servicemembers who died on active duty
or call
Veterans who died from service-related disabilities
1-800-827-1000
Certain veterans who were being paid 100% VA disability compensation at time of death
or visit
Death Pension is payable to some surviving spouses and children of deceased wartime veterans.
www.va.gov
The benefit is based on financial need.
VA Civilian Health and Medical Program (CHAMPVA) shares the cost of medical services
for eligible dependents and survivors of certain veterans.
Medical Treatment
Any VA Medical Facility
Hospital, outpatient medical, dental, pharmacy and prosthetic services
or call 1-877-222-8387
Domiciliary, nursing home, and community-based residential care
or visit
Sexual trauma counseling
www.va.gov
Specialized health care for women veterans
Health and rehabilitation programs for homeless veterans
VA FORM
21-0760
SUPERSEDES VA FORM 21-0760, JUN 2017,
Contact us on the Internet at
https://iris.va.gov
NOV 2017
WHICH WILL NOT BE USED.
VA BENEFITS IN BRIEF
BENEFITS
WHERE TO APPLY
Disability Benefits
Any VA Office
or call
Compensation. VA can pay you monthly compensation if you are at least 10% disabled as a
1-800-827-1000
result of your military service.
or visit
Pension. VA can pay you a pension if you are a wartime veteran with limited income and you are
www.va.gov
permanently and totally disabled or are 65 or older.
Education and Training
Montgomery GI Bill. Persons who first entered active duty after June 30, 1985, and contributed
to an education fund are generally eligible. Some Vietnam Era veterans and certain veterans
separated under special programs are also eligible. The bill also includes a program for certain
reservists and National Guard members.
Any VA Office
or call
Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP/Chapter 1607) is available to persons who
were activated under Federal authority for a contingency operation and served 90 continuous days
1-888-442-4551
or more after September 11, 2001.
or visit
www.va.gov
Post-9/11 GI Bill. Available to those who served on or after September 11, 2001. It pays tuition
and fees up to the most expensive, public, in-state undergraduate program rate, provides a monthly
housing allowance, and a stipend for books and supplies. It also provides an option for
servicemembers to transfer benefits to a spouse or child.
Survivors’ & Dependents’ Educational Assistance is available to some family members of
certain disabled or deceased veterans.
Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment
The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Service provides outreach, motivation,
evaluation, counseling, training, employment, and other rehabilitation services to
Any VA Office
service-connected disabled veterans. Vocational and educational counseling, as well as the
or call
evaluation of abilities, aptitudes, and interests are provided to veterans and servicepersons.
1-800-827-1000
Counseling, assessment, education programs and, in some cases, rehabilitation services are
available to the spouse and children of totally and permanently disabled veterans as well as
or visit
to the surviving spouse and children of certain veterans.
www.va.gov
Vocational training and rehabilitation services are available to children with spina bifida
having one or both parents who served in the Republic of Vietnam during the Vietnam War, or
served in certain military units, in or near the demilitarized zone in Korea, between
September 1, 1967, and August 31, 1971.
Home Loan Guaranty
Any VA Office
or call
VA guarantees loans to eligible servicemembers, veterans, reservists, and certain surviving
1-800-827-1000
spouses to purchase a home, condominium or manufactured home, and for refinancing purposes.
or visit
The loans are actually made by private lenders but the VA guaranty generally means the lender
www.va.gov
will not require any down payment.
Dependents’ and Survivors’ Benefits
Disability and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) is payable to survivors of:
Any VA Office
Servicemembers who died on active duty
or call
Veterans who died from service-related disabilities
1-800-827-1000
Certain veterans who were being paid 100% VA disability compensation at time of death
or visit
Death Pension is payable to some surviving spouses and children of deceased wartime veterans.
www.va.gov
The benefit is based on financial need.
VA Civilian Health and Medical Program (CHAMPVA) shares the cost of medical services
for eligible dependents and survivors of certain veterans.
Medical Treatment
Any VA Medical Facility
Hospital, outpatient medical, dental, pharmacy and prosthetic services
or call 1-877-222-8387
Domiciliary, nursing home, and community-based residential care
or visit
Sexual trauma counseling
www.va.gov
Specialized health care for women veterans
Health and rehabilitation programs for homeless veterans
VA FORM
21-0760
SUPERSEDES VA FORM 21-0760, JUN 2017,
Contact us on the Internet at
https://iris.va.gov
NOV 2017
WHICH WILL NOT BE USED.
BENEFITS
WHERE TO APPLY
(Continued)
MEDICAL TREATMENT (Continued)
Readjustment counseling
Alcohol and drug dependency treatment
Any VA Medical Facility
Medical evaluation from military service exposure to Agent Orange, radiation, or other
or call 1-877-222-8387
environmental hazards, including service in the Gulf War
or visit
Combat Veterans -
www.va.gov
VA provides free health care for veterans who served in a theater of combat operations after
November 11, 1998, for any illness possibly related to their service in that theater. Time Limits -
You have five years from date of discharge from active duty, if you were discharged from active
duty on or after January 28, 2003. You have until January 27, 2011, if you were discharged from
active duty before January 28, 2003, and were not enrolled as of January 28, 2008.
LIFE INSURANCE
Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (SGLI) is low-cost life insurance for servicemembers
(active duty and reservists). It is available in $50,000 increments up to a maximum of $400,000.
SGLI coverage begins when you enter service or change duty status and expires 120 days after
you get out of the service. Totally disabled members can apply for up to two years of free SGLI
coverage following discharge.
Traumatic Injury Protection under Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (TSGLI) is a
traumatic injury protection rider under Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (SGLI) that
provides for payment to any member of the uniformed services covered by SGLI who sustains a
traumatic injury that results in severe losses. TSGLI is retroactive for members who sustain a
Any VA Office
qualifying loss as a direct result of injuries incurred on or after October 7, 2001, through
or call
November 30, 2005, in Operation Enduring Freedom or Operation Iraqi Freedom, regardless of
1-800-419-1473
whether they had SGLI coverage. TSGLI pays a benefit of between $25,000 and $100,000
depending on the loss directly resulting from the traumatic injury. In order for a veteran to qualify
or visit
for a TSGLI payment, they must have incurred a qualifying loss as a result of a traumatic event
www.va.gov
that occurred while they were in service.
Veterans’ Group Life Insurance (VGLI) is lifetime renewable term life insurance for veterans.
It is available in $10,000 increments up to $400,000 but not for more than the amount of SGLI
coverage you had in force at the time of your separation from service. Premiums are age-based
and if you apply within 120 days following separation, no health questions are asked. Thereafter,
you have one year to apply but must be in good health. Those on the two-year disability extension
are automatically converted to VGLI at the end of the two-year period.
Family Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (FGLI) is life insurance that automatically
covers the spouse and children of servicemembers insured under SGLI. Spousal coverage is
available up to a maximum of $100,000, but may not exceed the servicemember’s coverage
amount. Dependent children are covered for $10,000 for which there is no cost.
Service-Disabled Veterans Insurance, also called "RH" insurance, is life insurance for veterans
who receive a service-connected disability rating of 0% or more from the Department of Veterans
Affairs. S-DVI provides a maximum of $10,000 of basic coverage. If your premium payments for
Any VA Office
the basic policy are waived due to total disability, then you may be eligible for a supplemental
or call
policy of up to $20,000. You must apply within two years from the date you are notified of your
service-connected disability for basic coverage.
1-800-669-8477
or visit
Veterans Mortgage Life Insurance (VMLI) is a life insurance program that provides coverage
www.va.gov
on the home mortgages of severely disabled veterans who receive a Specially-Adapted Housing
grant. VMLI provides a maximum of $90,000 of mortgage insurance payable directly to the
mortgage lender for an outstanding mortgage. Coverage is available on new, existing, refinanced,
and second mortgages.
Burial Benefits
Headstone or Marker. VA can furnish a monument to mark the grave of an eligible veteran.
Any VA Office
Presidential Memorial Certificate (PMC). VA can provide a PMC for eligible recipients.
or call
Burial Flag. VA can provide an American flag to drape an eligible veteran’s casket.
1-800-827-1000
Reimbursement for Burial Expenses. Generally, VA can pay a burial allowance of $2,000 for
veterans who died of service-related causes. For certain other veterans, VA can pay $300 for
or visit
burial and funeral expenses and $762 (this amount can vary slightly depending on veteran's date of
www.va.gov
death) for a plot .
Burial in a VA National Cemetery. Most veterans and some dependents may be buried in a VA
national cemetery.
Eligibility Requirements and Time Limits Each benefit has its own eligibility requirements and time limits. Contact the VA offices
in the "Where to Apply" column for specific information.
VA FORM 21-0760, NOV 2017

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