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Have you served in the military? You may be eligible for benefits from the Veterans Benefits Administration. The VA offers a wide-variety of benefits and services to veterans. Eligibility for most VA benefits is based upon discharge from active military service under other than dishonorable conditions. Active military service means full-time service, other than active duty for training, as a member of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, or as a commissioned officer in a number of governmental agencies.

Through the GI Bill, veterans are provided educational benefits that may include apprenticeship, vocational rehabilitation and employment counseling. The GI Bill also provides veterans the benefit of using a low down payment VA home loan to purchase a house.

Other benefits such as health care, compensation and pensions are dependent on the time and length of service and service-related disabilities. Eligibility can be determined by a veterans service officer and by completing a financial assessment.

To see if you qualify for VA benefits, visit your local veterans service officer.

•Idaho County: Camden Schacher / Idaho County Courthouse, Room 29 / Grangeville / 208-983-0239

•Lewis County: Michelle Lyons / 510 Oak St, Room 1 / Nezperce / 208-937-9248

• Nez Perce Tribe: Mary Taylor / 271 B St / Lapwai / 208-621-4738

•Office of Veterans Advocacy (Lewiston) / 821 21st Ave / Lewiston / 208-750-3978

•Idaho County Veterans Outreach / 318 E Main / Grangeville / 208-983-9387

Read more about the Veterans Administration eligibility and benefits at www.va.gov.

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