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DD Form 214, Discharge Papers and Separation Documents

Contents of the DD 214 / Report of SeparationA Certificate of Release or Report of Separation is generally issued when a service member performs active duty or at least 90 consecutive days of active duty training.It is used to prove military service for benefits, retirement, employment, and membership in veterans' organizations. Information  may include the service member's: Date and place of entry into active duty; Home address at time of entry;  more...

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Veteran's Guide to Home Loans

The Department of Veterans Affairs helps qualifying veterans (and others) with buying a first home. This help comes through the VA's Loan Guaranty Home Loan Program. This guide will explain: how home loans work generally, and how the VA Home Loan Program works more...

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Fair Lending Protections

Discrimination in mortgage lending more...

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The American Veterans and Servicemembers Survival Guide

This detailed 600 page Veterans and Servicemembers Survival Guide was originally developed by Veterans for America and is now made available free of charge by the National Veterans Legal Services Program on their website. It was published in 2009 so more recent changes will not be included. The Guide provides detailed information about all the VA benefit programs, including: service connected compensa more...

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VA grant programs for home modification needed by disabled veterans and service members

A VA Fact Sheet summarizing the three main grant programs designed  to assist disabled veterans and servicemembers with necessary home modifications. Remember that individuals with disabilities have a legal right to reasonable accommodation in housing. For more information, search under "housing discrimination" on this website. more...

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