The military provides numerous benefits for both active duty servicemembers and veterans, but sometimes tracking them all down—or even finding out that they exist—can be a challenge. But now a decorated military veteran has launched MilitaryBenefitsReport.com a central source of information on such benefits.
MilitaryBenefitsReport.com is billed as the first comprehensive benefits reporting system for all branches of the military. Founded by an Iraq combat veteran and Purple Heart recipient Wolfgang Ward, the service is designed to serve active service members, veterans and their families by generating free personalized reports that detail which military benefits they could be entitled to and how they can claim them.
"After being discharged from the military, I had an incredibly hard time tracking down all the benefits I should have been able to take advantage of," said Ward in a statement. "The United States does an amazing job of taking care of its service members at all levels, providing them with an incredible array of opportunities. The only problem is that it can be very difficult to find and take advantage of them."
Ward founded MilitaryBenefitsReport.com in 2011 with the goal of ensuring that every service member and their families are able to know about, understand and receive all the benefits that they are entitled to. He added, “Our goal is for MilitaryBenefitsReport.com to be the only website the military community needs to find ALL their benefits, services and programs in one place.”
MilitaryBenefitsReport.com uses a custom software solution that scans a complete and constantly updated database of servicemember, and family, benefits to generate personalized benefits reports for each visitor to the site, based on their answers to a quick and easy online questionnaire.
According to the website, custom reports generated from the questionnaire responses can average between 200–400 pages. Visitors to the site can read their reports online, or download them for printing. Since benefits and programs change, the website is updated constantly; military personnel and their families can return to the website and request an updated report once a year.