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The Complete Guide to AARP Benefits and Resources for Veterans

Saluting and supporting America’s veterans is a top priority of AARP. Here’s what we do for those who have served


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AARP, which is dedicated to empowering Americans aged 50 and older, is determined to honor and assist our military veterans, not just by word but also by deed. 

A wide and growing array of AARP resources, from health and wellness to financial services, and beyond, is aimed at those who have sacrificed so much. Check out our Veterans' Guide to AARP Member Benefits.

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“We have a long history supporting veterans who have served in the armed forces,” AARP Kentucky state director Troy Broussard, a Desert Storm Army veteran, told AARP Veteran Report. “We launched our Veterans and Military Families (VMF) initiative to really focus on what’s important to the veteran. They told us how they want us to show up.”

In a recent AARP survey, veterans revealed their greatest needs relate to caregiving, fraud, connection to benefits, and career help.

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You can subscribe here to AARP Veteran Report, a free e-newsletter published twice a month. If you have feedback or a story idea then please contact us here.

Our AARP Veteran Report newsletter, published twice a month on the second and fourth Thursday, uses a mix of inspiring stories of service in uniform and practical “news you can use” to showcase how much veterans mean to AARP.

You can check out all things AARP and veterans on social media via the hashtag #AARPSalutesVets.

Here is a sample of what AARP offers veterans:

AARP Veterans Fraud Center

Veterans, active-duty service members, and their families are nearly 40% more likely to lose money to scams and fraud than civilians. Stay informed by reading AARP’s scams and fraud coverage or get help by calling the AARP Fraud Watch Network Helpline at 1-877-908-3360 (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET). 

AARP Veterans Health Benefits Navigator

Navigating veterans health benefits can be complicated. Use this online guide to learn more about VA and other federal health benefits, including how to apply and get free help from certified representatives. 

AARP VA Burials Booklet

Understand VA end-of-life benefits like burial and the benefits application process with this downloadable guide. 

AARP Financial Workbook for Veterans and Military Families

Military caregivers can use this workbook to create a full financial plan for their care recipient, including healthcare and estate planning. 

AARP Reporting for Duty Video Series

This video series highlights veteran stories that are exciting and uplifting — often told by the former service members themselves.  

AARP Veterans and Military Spouses Job Center

Job-seekers can take a free veterans career course, browse the online AARP Jobs Board, or download a toolkit for veterans and military spouses. 

AARP Support for Veteran and Military Family Caregivers

Do you need caregiving support? Find resources using AARP’s Military Caregiving Guide or call the toll-free caregiving help line at 1-877-333-5885 (Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET). 

AARP Membership – 43 percent off for veterans

Veterans are eligible for up to 43 percent off AARP membership. Get one year for $12 when you sign up for automatic renewal, three years for $30, or 5 years for $45. Anyone can be an AARP member – you don’t have to be over 50.

Other AARP resources that are helpful to veterans

Wish of a Lifetime from AARP

Wish of a Lifetime wants to honor those who have served. The group’s mission is to grant long-held wishes to deserving people who cannot achieve their dream themselves. Here’s how veterans can apply.

AARP Book of the Month

Book of the Month will send bestselling books to your home at a discount and offers free online resources like reading guides. 

AARP Games

Have fun with solitaire, mahjongg, crosswords, and more. Some games even let you earn points for AARP rewards. 

AARP Movies for Grownups

Looking for something to watch? Movies for Grownups is your guide to top picks on the big screen and streaming. 

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AARP Members Only Access

Members gain access to celebrity interviews, recipes, novels, and other exclusive content, updated daily. 

AARP Interview an Advisor

Use this guide before meeting with a financial advisor to understand credentials, fees, and other important information.

AARP Resume Advisor

Members can claim a free resume review or pay for upgrades like cover letter services and a LinkedIn makeover. 

AARP Travel Center

Traveling on a budget? Use AARP’s Travel Center to find the latest information on the best destinations and discounts.  

AARP Social Security Calculator

This online tool will help you decide when to claim — and how to maximize — your retirement benefits.  

AARP Rewards

Create an account to earn points that can be redeemed for rewards like discounted gift cards and members-only content.  

Free At-Home Hearing Test

Take charge of your hearing health with this free, phone-based test taken from the comfort of home. 

99 Ways to Save

This yearly guide to money-saving tips can help you cut costs on everything from groceries to insurance. 

Broussard said, “They served our country, so now we want to make sure we serve them.”

You can subscribe here to AARP Veteran Report, a free e-newsletter published twice a month. If you have feedback or a story idea then please contact us here.

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