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4 Big VA Benefits You May Not Be Aware Of

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You may know about the healthcare, college and other common VA benefits, but did you know that the VA offers a full suite of lending, employment and even service dog benefits for veterans? Only 44% of all veterans use even one of their earned VA benefits; learning more about these lesser-known perks can help improve your life in a variety of ways.

4 VA Benefits You May Not Be Aware Of

Some of the lesser-known benefits can be the most useful. If you have a disability, need to find a job or are looking to secure a home for yourself and your family, one or more of these benefits will help:

Service Dogs and Veterinary Care

If you are a disabled vet suffering from a physical or mental condition, your VA benefits can help you receive a service dog that can improve your quality of life. From vision and hearing disabilities to physical injuries and PTSD, trained dogs perform valuable services for veterans. Your VA benefits can be used to acquire a highly-trained service dog from an organization specializing in assistance animals.

While service dogs can vastly improve your quality of life, their intensive training makes them too expensive for many vets – unless you use your VA benefits. Since you’ll need to keep your service dog healthy, your benefits also cover his well and sick care and other items he needs to stay in top shape.

Employment Resources

Your GI Bill allows for college and job training, but your VA benefits can be used during your job search to enhance your capabilities and make it easier for you to secure a position. Take advantage of the free services offered and get help with your resume, career counseling, your job search and more; VA employment services are available at no charge to many qualified vets.

Home Loan Refinance Options

Many vets are familiar with VA mortgage loans, but your veteran’s benefits may also be used to refinance your existing loan. If you have a conventional loan, you may be able to refinance it into a more “vet-friendly” VA loan, which may result in lower monthly mortgage payments. Talk with one of our residential mortgage loan officers to get the scoop on VA refinancing.

Home Mortgages

One of the most beneficial, long-term perks of joining the armed services may be securing a residential mortgage with a VA loan. No money down options, flexible lending terms and easy credit guidelines make home ownership easy and accessible for some vets. If you are a vet that is renting or considering buying a home, please consider a VA loan through iServe Residential Lending, LLC (NMLS # 2914). 

Make sure you are taking full advantage of the benefits you’ve earned by serving in the armed forces. If you need help or want to learn more about the mortgage process and VA loans, we’re here to assist you. Contact us to learn more about the process; we appreciate your service and will do our best to help you secure the a mortgage loan for your new home.

Thank you for your service!



iServe Residential Lending, LLC is not affiliated with or acting on behalf of or at the direction of the VA or the Federal Government.

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