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Veterans, Military and Their Families

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New Veterans Worry Most About Their Health

More than half report issues such as anxiety, depression, chronic pain, sleep problems



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VA to Begin Processing Blue Water Vietnam Vet Benefits

Survivors, some dependents eligible to make claims

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Delayed VA Repayments Cause Some Vets to Lose Care

$223 million mishandled in another program

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Caregiver Assistance Benefits Expected to Expand

Federal government says the VA will be ready


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Vets Tackle PTSD by Getting Their Thoughts on Paper

Writing, songwriting, filmmaking help

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Volunteer Salutes Departed Veterans

Sister Sue Kilduski sounds 'Taps' at military funerals

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Shining a Light on Hidden Military Caregivers

Ways to support and honor veterans and their families

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Work and Jobs

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Financial Concerns Especially Stressful for Military Families

Survey probes lifestyle, emotional toll of service

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Résumé Tips That Can Help Veterans

Make your military skills work for you

Financial Resources

Discounts and Benefits

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Military Discounts for Veterans and Their Families

Vets and service members are eligible for discounted travel, cars, shopping and more

AARP Veterans Membership discounts

AARP Veterans and Military Membership Discount

Save up to 30% and get a free gift for all members and spouses of the U.S. Military forces


Getting By with a Little Help from the VA

A Little Help From Veterans Affairs

Tips for exploring VA benefits and services

Scams and Fraud

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How to Make Sure a Veterans Charity Is Not a Scam

Use these expert tips to become an informed giver

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10 Ways Con Artists Target Veterans

Read the AARP Watchdog Alert Handbook

Health and Wellness

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Report: Veterans 55 to 74 Suffer Highest Rate of Suicide

Data shows that veteran suicide remains a growing problem

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VA Must Reimburse Vets for Emergency Care Claims

Ruling may provide up to $6.5 billion to veterans for cases from 2016 and as far in the future as 2025

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