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February 12, 2024

Top 5 Purple Heart Benefits

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Honoring the brave men and women who have sacrificed for our nation, the Purple Heart stands as a symbol of courage and valor. 

Beyond its significance as a prestigious military decoration, the Purple Heart comes with a range of benefits for the deserving recipients and their families. 

In this post, we’ll examine various aspects of Purple Heart benefits, including education benefits, health care benefits, and VA disability compensation.


Benefits for Purple Heart Recipients

The Purple Heart awardees, honored by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), receive a range of VA benefits, including:

  1. Prioritized Healthcare
  2. Streamlined VA Disability Claims
  3. Additional Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits
  4. VA Funding Fee Exemptions for Home Loans
  5. State-specific Purple Heart Benefits

Prioritized Healthcare Benefits

Purple Heart recipients are prioritized in healthcare for timely, co-payment-free access to medical services. 

Streamlined VA Disability Claims

The Purple Heart streamlines VA compensation claims as a combat medal, requiring less evidence for lay statements. 

Additional Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Purple Heart recipients qualify for Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits, including the Yellow Ribbon Program for additional support in covering tuition and fees beyond the bill’s scope. 


VA Funding Fee Exemptions for Home Loans

Purple Heart recipients are exempt from the VA funding fee for home loans based on their Purple Heart award.

Note: Certain non-Purple Heart recipients (including disabled veterans and surviving spouses of veterans receiving Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC)) may also be exempt from VA funding fees

Purple Heart Benefits by State

Many states offer further support to Purple Heart Veterans, their families, caregivers, and survivors by offering other State-specific Purple Heart benefits.

See also: Disabled Veteran Benefits by State and Territory

Additional Benefits for Purple Heart Recipients

The Purple Heart Medal is a high honor bestowed and with the recognition, follows other extra benefits.

Purple Heart recipients, along with other disabled veterans, are granted a 10-Point Preference in federal hiring. 

This preference gives them an advantage in the competitive hiring process for federal government positions.

Another benefit extended to Purple Heart recipients still on active duty might be the VA funding fee associated with their VA-guaranteed home loan and special vehicle license plates in some states.


Purple Heart Benefits for Family Members

The sacrifices made by military families are also recognized in the VA benefits system. 

The families of Purple Heart recipients may be eligible for certain benefits, such as educational assistance and healthcare coverage. 

These benefits acknowledge families’ integral role in supporting their loved ones who have served and been wounded in the line of duty.


Purple Heart Monthly Compensation 

Is there Purple Heart compensation available for Purple Heart recipients?

No—not directly.

However, Purple Heart recipients can qualify for certain benefits and VA monthly compensation if their injuries result in a VA-rateable disability. 

Your VA rating (and the amount of monthly compensation you receive) will vary based on the severity of your condition(s)—and the overall impact it has on your daily life.

The amount of VA compensation you receive also depends on various factors like marital status and the number of dependents you have.

See also: 2024 VA Disability Pay Charts

VA disability compensation is awarded based on service connection for your condition. 

Service connection is awarded based on three factors: 

1. A diagnosed condition 

2. An in-service event, illness, injury, or aggravation and 

3. A medical nexus (link) connecting parts 1 and 2.

After filing your VA disability claim(s), your VA rating is determined based on the severity of your symptoms.

See also: What are Disability Ratings for VA Benefits?


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Purple Heart medal benefits include prioritized healthcare, streamlined VA claims, Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits, VA funding fee exemptions for home loans, and other state-specific Purple Heart benefits.

Purple Heart recipients benefits may also include VA disability benefits, the same as other qualifying veterans. 

VA disability compensation is awarded based on service connection for your condition. Service connection is awarded based on three factors: 1. A diagnosed condition 2. An in-service event, illness, injury, or aggravation, and 3. A medical nexus (link) connecting parts 1 and 2.

VA ratings are awarded based on the severity of your symptoms.

The Purple Heart goes beyond being just a medal but rather stands in place in the shoes of a profound testament to acts displayed by military personnel.

Apart from symbolic meaning, related benefits and monthly payments play a great role in ensuring the beneficiaries and the families after service have enough support needed.



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Asaad Fakhir

A former US Army translator in Iraq (2006-2009) and an ex-commissioned Iraqi officer, Asaad graduated from the Royal Australian Military College (2010-2014). Asaad holds a Bachelor’s degree in English Arts and currently serves as a content writer at VACI, leveraging military experience with linguistic skills to create impactful content.

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