Supporting the Veteran Community

An Exploration of State-Level Benefits

About this commentary series

In the post-9/11 era, a “sea of goodwill” has formed to support veterans, servicemembers, their families, and survivors. While services from nonprofit organizations and federal agencies are widely known, veteran benefits offered by states are less so. State-level benefits, though extensive, vary widely and are often difficult to identify. To fill that gap, CNAS developed a State Veteran Benefit Finder with easily searchable information about 1,814 identified benefits. The accompanying report, “From Sea to Shining Sea: State-Level Benefits for Veterans,” offers analysis of trends in state-level benefits. As follow-on work, the CNAS Military, Veterans, and Society Program will publish a series of commentaries highlighting specific topics in greater depth to inform veterans and their families of benefits available.

Commentaries in this series

Military, Veterans, & Society

Benefits for Veterans with Other than Dishonorable Discharges

In the post-9/11 era, a “sea of goodwill” made up of organizations in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors has formed to support veterans, service members, their familie...

Military, Veterans, & Society

Benefits for Survivors and Dependents

In the post-9/11 era, a “sea of goodwill” made up of organizations in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors has formed to support veterans, service members, their familie...

Military, Veterans, & Society

Veteran Benefits for Members of the National Guard and Reserves

The reserve component of the armed forces is often overlooked in terms of federal benefits and recognition....

Military, Veterans, & Society

Veteran Benefits in the Tri-State Area

In the post-9/11 era, a “sea of goodwill” made up of organizations in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors has formed to support veterans, service members, their familie...

Military, Veterans, & Society

Legal and Advocacy Services for Veterans

In the post-9/11 era, a “sea of goodwill” made up of organizations in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors has formed to support veterans, servicemembers, their families...

Military, Veterans, & Society

Veteran Benefits in the DMV Metro Area

In the post-9/11 era, a “sea of goodwill” made up of organizations in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors has formed to support veterans, service members, their familie...

Military, Veterans, & Society

Education Benefits for Veterans

In the post-9/11 era, a “sea of goodwill” made up of organizations in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors has formed to support veterans, servicemembers, their families...

Military, Veterans, & Society

Veteran Benefits in U.S. Territories

Each of the U.S. territories could do more to support veterans and make benefits more easily located....

Explore the State Veteran Benefits Finder