II era Filipino veterans are eligible for certain VA benefits. Generally, Old Philippine Scouts are eligible
for VA benefits in the same manner as U.S. veterans. Commonwealth Army veterans, including certain organized
Filipino guerilla forces and New Philippine Scouts residing in the United States who are citizens or lawfully admitted for
permanent residence, are also eligible for VA health care in the United States on the same basis as U.S. veterans.
Commonwealth Army veterans and new Philippine Scouts may be eligible for disability compensation and burial benefits.
Other veterans or recognized guerilla groups also may be eligible for certain VA benefits. Survivors
of World War II era Filipino veterans may be eligible for dependency and indemnity compensation. Eligibility
and the rates of benefits vary based on the recipient’s citizenship and place of residence. Call
nearest VA for more assistance at 800.827.1000.