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Get this from a library! Keeping the promise: benefits and services for former prisoners of war.. [United States. Department of Veterans Affairs.;]. Get this from a library! Benefits and services for former prisoners of war: hearing before the Subcommittee on Compensation, Pension, Insurance, and Memorial Affairs of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, House of Representatives, Ninety-sixth Congress, second session, J [United States. Congress. House. Committee on Veterans' Affairs. In , Congress passed Public Law entitled, "Former Prisoners of War Benefit Act." This law accomplished several things. It established an Advisory Committee on Former Prisoners of War and. Former Prisoners of War Veterans may be eligible for a wide-variety of benefits available to all U.S. military Veterans. VA benefits include disability compensation, pension, education and training, health care, home loans, insurance, vocational rehabilitation and employment, and burial.
Veterans of the United States armed forces may be eligible for a broad range of benefts and services provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Afairs (VA). These benefts are codifed in Title 38 of the United States Code. This booklet contains a brief overview of the most commonly sought information concerning Veterans benefts and services. As a former POW you are eligible for special veterans benefits, including medical care in VA hospitals and disability compensation for injuries and diseases caused by internment. These benefits are in addition to regular veterans benefits and services to which you, as a veteran, are entitled. H.R. (97th). An act to amend ti United States Code, to improve certain benefit programs of the Veterans' Administration for veterans who are former prisoners of war, and for other purposes. In , a database of bills in the U.S. Congress. Apply for and manage the VA benefits and services you’ve earned as a Veteran, Servicemember, or family member—like health care, disability, education, and more. skip to page content Attention A .
Prisoner of War Compensation is a tax-free benefit for Veterans of the Second World War and the Korean War, who were detained or evaded capture for more than 30 days. The compensation is based on the disability pension. A percentage of the pension amount is provided based on the period of time you were a prisoner of war. Service use and satisfaction among elderly former prisoners of war in South Carolina. Frueh BC(1), Sauvageot JA, Elhai JD, Gold PB, Hamner MB, Arana GW. Author information: (1)Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Charleston, SC , USA. One of the highest priorities of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is meeting the needs of Former Prisoners of War (FPOWs), extraordinary men and women who have endured captivity, suffered extreme deprivation and sacrificed their own freedom to preserve the freedom of all Americans. Former POWs receive special priority for health care in VA hospitals and clinics. Are There Benefits for Survivors of Former POWs? Yes. The major benefit is Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) which is a monthly benefit payable to the surviving spouse (and the former POW’s children and parents in some cases) when the former POW:was a service member who died on active duty; or. died from service-related disabilities; or.