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What We Do

WHAT WE DO

WE HELP KEEP THE PROMISE TO AMERICA’S VETERANS

CHALLENGES VETERANS FACE

Each veteran faces unique challenges—immediately and in the years after service. Here are some of the challenges many veterans encounter and ways DAV can help.

Navigating the Complex World of Benefits

Benefits and policies for veterans continue to change. The system can be hard to navigate. It takes knowledge and persistence to understand benefits, file the right claims and see the process through.

The Changing Needs of Veterans

The ever-changing face of the military and of service itself means that our veterans require individualized support over their lifetime, depending on when, where and how they served.

Making the Move to Civilian

Transitioning to civilian life after the military can be a tough time for veterans. “Finding the mission again”—creating a purposeful life through employment, service or education—is critical,and transition struggles can carry serious risks.

HOW WE HELP

There are nearly 20 million veterans in the U.S. Each one has been affected by their service. DAV helps veterans of every generation address their challenges and achieve personal victories, great and small, to better thrive in civilian life.

OUR IMPACT TO DAV

With your support, DAV and our million members are keeping the promise to America’s veterans. Here’s our impact in 2021 at a glance.

$25 billion+

in earned benefits received

163,000+

rides to medical appointments

151,052

claims filed in 2021

1 million+

veterans helped each year

MAKE A DONATION

MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN A
VETERAN’S LIFE.

Your donation can help our nation’s heroes in so many ways—emergency relief, events, employment help and more. We couldn’t do any of it without you and your support. Thank you