Veterans & Military Support Programs

The VFW is here for you. Whether your family needs help while you’re deployed, or you’re looking for assistance finding a job, getting a home loan, anything to enjoy the American way of life you’ve earned, we’ve got your back.


As the largest organization of combat veterans, we understand the frustrations that can arise with making a VA claim. That’s why our National Veterans Service (NVS) was created. Our nationwide network of skilled VFW Veterans Service Officers helps you wade through all the bureaucratic red tape, offering you a better opportunity to get the disability claim you deserve.

You don’t even need to be a VFW member to take advantage of this free service. As a veteran, this is a service you’ve earned.


The VFW’s nationwide network of service officers are experts at navigating the VA system. These trained professionals assist veterans filing for their VA claims and help these veterans get the benefits they deserve.


Whether you’re looking for a job, have questions about benefits delivery at discharge or are interested in furthering your education, we’re here to help you transition smoothly and successfully.


The VFW’s Benefits Delivery at Discharge (BDD) program assists separating and retiring active-duty personnel in obtaining VA entitlements and benefits upon discharge. BDD representatives are ready to answer questions regarding education and medical benefits and VA home loans.


Veterans can face any number of obstacles while furthering their education. Taking advantage of benefits they’ve earned shouldn’t be one of them. The VFW’s 1 Student Veteran program offers assistance to student veterans who have questions or encounter problems accessing their VA benefits.


The VFW’s “Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship” provides service members and veterans with the financial assistance they need to complete their educational goals without incurring excessive student loan debt.


Veterans and military families can face unexpected challenges that leave you in a bind. The VFW Unmet Needs program is there to provide veterans and service members dealing with financial crises with grants to keep them on their feet.


The VFW strives to provide each individual service member with the real support they need and deserve. The programs offered through VFW’s Veterans & Military Support, aim to lessen the burden on the men and women who are sacrificing so much to keep us free. Helping military families weather long deployments through free phone time and military family activities, as well as providing emergency financial assistance to those experiencing a dire financial situation are just a few of the ways VFW works to support our brave men and women. We’ve been there. We understand.

UNMET NEEDS VFW Unmet Needs helps service members and their families who run into unexpected financial difficulties as a result of deployments or other military related hardships. By providing urgent grants to service members and their families, VFW Unmet Needs is able to see that they are able to cope with emergencies and get them through already tough times.

OPERATION UPLINK As the largest organization of combat veterans, VFW knows the importance of keeping military families in touch. With VFW Operation Uplink™, we’ve made that our number one priority.

MILITARY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM The VFW Military Assistance Program (MAP) gives our troops and their families the critical support the need before, during and after deployment.

SPORT CLIPS HELP A HERO SCHOLARSHIP The VFW and Sport Clips are giving the gift of scholarships to our nation’s heroes as a way of thanking them for their dedicated service to our nation.


You served your country honorably and you know what making sacrifices entails. Now, it’s time to get the benefits you’ve earned and the support only other veterans can offer.

We know how many questions you must have. From service-related medical issues, and VA claims to educational benefits. We’re dedicated to providing you with the answers you deserve!


The VFW holds the resilience and dedication of today’s military family in the highest esteem. These families believe in something larger than themselves, and their selflessness is inspiring.

Through VFW programs like VFW Operation Uplink™, VFW Unmet Needs and VFW’s Military Assistance Program, we’re doing even more to ensure not a single service member, veteran, or their families fall through the cracks. Whether you or your family need the opportunity to call home more often, or a deployment has caused financial strain, we are the organization to turn to. We’re an organization of veterans helping veterans!

No One Does More For Veterans

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