Georgia

Veterans' Benefits

Know Your Rights

  • Property Tax Relief for Seniors and Veterans with Disabilities

    Georgia law provides property tax and school tax benefits to senior citizens and to veterans with disabilities. Please be aware that this web page gives only a general description of the Georgia tax benefits. Your situation may be different enough so that the general rules will not apply. Read More

    By:
    Elder Law Committee of State Bar of Georgia
  • Veterans' Burial and Memorial Benefits

    The Department of Veterans' Affairs National Cemetery Administration's web site is designed to assist you with information on the VA's national cemeteries and other memorial benefits. Content Detail

    By:
    State Bar of Georgia Pro Bono Project
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    Spanish / Español
  • Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependents

    This booklet lists the variety of federal benefits available to veterans and their dependents. The document may be downloaded in PDF format only. Content Detail

    By:
    State Bar of Georgia Pro Bono Project
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    Spanish / Español
  • VA Programs for Homeless Veterans

    One-third of the adult homeless male population and nearly one-quarter (23%) of all homeless adults have served their country in the armed services. While there is no true measure of the number of homeless veterans, it has been estimated that more than 250,000 veterans may be homeless on any given night and that twice as many veterans experience homelessness over the course of a year. Many other veterans are considered at risk because of poverty, lack of support from family and friends and precarious living conditions in overcrowded or substandard housing. Almost all (97 percent) homeless veterans are male and the vast majority is single. About 45 percent of homeless veterans suffer from mental illness and, with considerable overlap, slightly more than 70 percent suffer from alcohol or drug abuse problems. This document tells you more about the kinds of programs available to help veterans with these problems. Content Detail

    By:
    Department of Veterans' Affairs
  • Veterans' Benefits in Georgia

    This page outlines the tax exemptions and special provisions for veterans in the state of Georgia. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Department of Veterans' Service
  • Public Benefits Advocate Newsletter - July 2009 PDF

    This monthly newsletter contains updates about Georgia public benefits programs like food stamps, TANF, Medicaid, and more. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program®
  • The Board of Veterans' Appeals for Benefit Claims

    The Board of Veterans' Appeals (also known as "BVA" or "the Board") is a part of the VA, located in Washington, D.C. Members of the Board review benefit claims determinations made by local VA offices and issue decision on appeals. These Law Judges, attorneys experienced in veterans law and in reviewing benefit claims, are the only ones who can issue Board decisions. Staff attorneys, also trained in veterans law, review the facts of each appeal and assist the Board members. This is a gateway to information abuot the Board of Veterans' Appeals and the appeals process. Content Detail

    By:
    Department of Veterans' Affairs
  • Veterans' Survivors' Benefits

    If your spouse, parent, or child was a veteran that has died, you might be eligible for benefits. This document is a list of them. Read More

    By:
    Atlanta Legal Aid Society Inc