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Benefits and Assistance

Need extra help to make ends meet? There are many government programs and local sources of assistance that can help.

EBenefits LogoeBenefits offers service members, veterans, and family members an easy way to access and manage benefits, claims, and documents.

National Resource Directory The National Resource Directory connects wounded warriors, service members, veterans, their families and caregivers with those who support them.

GoldCardThe U. S. Department of Labor's Gold Card provides unemployed post-9/11 era veterans with the follow-up services they need to succeed in today's job market.

Veterans Job BankThe Veterans Job Bank is a tool developed by National Resource Directory ( helps streamline the job search process for the military and Veteran communities.

Veterans Employment CenterThe eBenefits Veterans Employment Center (VEC) provides information and links to resources to help veterans find meaningful career opportunities and take advantage of special government and partner programs.

Call 2-1-1 or visit for local referrals and information on food, housing, employment, health care, counseling, and more. This service is free and confidential. It is available to anyone in the United States.

Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) protects civilian job rights and benefits for veterans and members of Reserve components. It also protects service member rights and benefits by clarifying the law and improving enforcement methods.

You can also visit to take a short quiz that will help you learn which government benefits you may be eligible for.

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