Veteran Benefits Eligiblity Assessment

Take These Rapid Assessment Questionnaires to Learn More
About The Veterans Benefits You May Be Eligible to Receive

Rapid Assessment: Depleted Uranium Exposure Take Quiz
Rapid Assessment: Agent Orange & Vietnam Take Quiz
Rapid Assessment: Atsugi Incinerator Exposure Take Quiz

Rapid Assessment: Open Burn Pit Exposure Take Quiz
Rapid Assessment: Camp Lejeune & Fort McClellan Take Quiz
Rapid Assessment: Elder Care Benefits Take Quiz

What’s new on VetsHQ

Agent Orange at Okinawa

Recently released documents indicate that herbicide agents and other chemicals were once present at the U.S. Army Machinato Service Area, now known as Camp Kinser, in Okinawa, Japan. Learn more about these new developments and how it may affect your claim. Read More

Agent Orange at Okinawa

VA Choice ProgramIt’s about veteran choice.
Do you live within 40 miles of a VA hospital or clinic?

Use our VetsHQ Choice Locator to help determine if you may be eligible to receive health care outside of the VA system. Click here to locate your nearest VA facility.

Gulf War Exposures

Gulf War Illness & Exposures

Our comprehensive section on Gulf War Illness, including:
• Associated diseases and conditions
• What were you exposed to during active duty?
• What the VA says about particulate matter
• Downloadable reports on Gulf War and Health
• The latest news and information on Gulf War illness


Agent Orange herbicide exposure

Agent Orange and Herbicides

Our new, comprehensive section on herbicide exposure for Vietnam-era veterans.
• What you need to know about benefits
• Associated conditions and diseases
• Blue water, brown water, C-123 veterans
• Lists of ships, herbicide testing and storage sites


Burn pit exposure

Burn Pit Exposure

VetsHQ’s new, comprehensive section on burn pit exposure for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans.
• What you need to know about benefits
• Associated conditions and diseases
• Download research, studies and fact sheets
• Locations where burn pits were operated


Fort McClellan

Fort McClellan Health Effects

Our new, comprehensive section for veterans and their families about exposures at the Alabama post.
• What the VA says about Fort McClellan
Timeline: Fort McClellan’s Toxic Cocktail
• Downloadable fact sheets, resources, information and more



Camp Lejeune Water Contamination

Camp Lejeune Water Contamination

Our new, comprehensive section for Marine veterans and their families about toxic water at the N.C. base.
• Proposed service connection to 8 diseases
• Timeline of ground water contamination
• What the VA says about Camp Lejeune, and more



Veterans and benefits

Veterans and Benefits

Check this section for information about what you need for veterans benefits and how VetsHQ can help:
• 3 elements needed for a service connection
• The 5 pathways to determine a service connection
• Health care enrollment for combat veterans
• Do you know your benefits eligibility?



OIG reports verify allegations at some VA medical facilities

The story sounds familiar. Perhaps a little too familiar. Manipulated wait times. Erroneous appointment cancellations. Veterans not receiving quality, timely care. Veterans dying. Media attention. Scandal. Crisis. Congressional outrage. Office of Inspector General investigations. And … repeat. Read More.

  • October 20 Veterans News
    October 20 Veterans News

    VA extends deadline for seeking Gulf War illness benefits to 2021 (Stars and Stripes) For the next five years, veterans will have an easier time seeking benefits for illnesses linked to service in the Gulf War because of an...

  • VA extends presumptive period for Gulf War Illness compensation until 2021
    VA extends presumptive period for Gulf War Illness compensation until 2021

    In 1995 the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) first established two years for a Gulf War veteran to submit a claim for an undiagnosed illness presumptive to their military service. The VA subsequently extended the presumptive period in 1997,...

  • October 14 Veterans News
    October 14 Veterans News

    VA responds to Phoenix failures with more funding and training (Stars and Stripes) The Department of Veterans Affairs announced Friday that more money, training and employees would be part of an effort to correct the Phoenix VA Health Care...


The Dollar Value of Your Benefits:
Your Need-to-Know Calculators

Disability payments COLA calculator

How much will your disability pay increase for cost-of-living in 2016?

The government announced mid-October 2015 that there will be no cost-of-living adjustment for disability payments, affecting millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans, and federal retirees. Use our calculator to determine how much your total net income would be without this adjustment.


Military retirement pay

What if VA benefits were deducted from your military retirement pay?

The Congressional Budget Office says it’s an option to lower the military retirement annuity by the amount you receive in VA disability payments. How much would you lose?


veterans disability payments

What if the government taxed your disability benefits as income?

It hasn’t happened, but a Congressional Budget Office report says it’s an option open to Congress. Use our calculator to estimate how much less you’d have in net income.


VetsHQ simplifies veterans benefits for you
by condensing the complex.


Pages of Federal and Department of Veterans Affairs rules and regulations

Potential proof documents the veteran may be required to submit by the VA

The total number of forms that could be potentially filled out by the veteran

Simple, completely accessible VetsHQ questionnaire that takes just 10 minutes to complete

Veterans Benefits Assessment

VetsHQ provides clear guidance about the benefits every veteran may be entitled to receive. VetsHQ cuts through jargon, conflicting instructions, and requirements that can make anyone dizzy. Using a dynamic questionnaire, VetsHQ walks the veteran through the veterans benefits claims assessment process.

It’s as easy as 1-2-3.



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Welcome to VetsHQ, an online community for America’s servicemen and women. VetsHQ provides a variety of services to help meet your individual needs.  Here, you will find information from experts and your fellow veterans about employment opportunities, retirement planning, how to work with the Veterans Administration, benefits available to veterans, and much more.  VetsHQ’s Claims Management Services Center will help you identify what benefits you might qualify for and give you free access to the information you will need in order to prepare and file your claim for benefits with the VA.  Based on your answers to a short questionnaire, VetsHQ will generate a tailored list of benefits for which you may qualify.  Should you decide to file a claim, VetsHQ will provide links to the necessary forms, which you can fill out and submit, either electronically or by mail.  It is important to understand that you are responsible for preparing and filing your own claims for benefits. But VetsHQ will give you the tools you need to take the next step and will identify accredited organizations that provide free legal services should you require additional, individualized assistance.