Information Guides and Other Helpful Tools

Here are some useful, nationally-accessible resources providing in-depth guides, instructions, or other information. These sources are verified as accurate and impartial. Pathfinder Labs receives no revenue for posting or your use of these links.


Check here to find external links connecting you to financial calculators, housing estimation and budgeting tools, benefits registration guides, and lots more. These links are not designed to connect you with one-on-one assistance; for that, use our search features to find local support resources.

Healthcare Benefits

Veteran Health Administration

VA Health Care Eligibility

Check and see if you are eligible for health care from VA: you might be surprised. Link from this page to apply for benefits online.

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Veteran Crisis Line

Feeling anxious or alone and thinking about suicide are some of the signs that a Veteran may be in crisis. No matter what you are experiencing, there is support for getting your life back on track. A trained responder will answer your call, text, or chat and ask you a few questions. You can decide how much you want to share.

Financial Services

Consumers Advocate

Consumers Advocate

Compare different options for Veteran home loans, and learn more about the VA home loan program.

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DOD BAH Calculator

The official Department of Defense, Department of Travel website calculator for determining current Basic Allowance for Housing rates.

Communities, Advocacy, and Stories

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VA Make The Connection

Veterans sharing stories about integrating into their communities after a period of service, resources they used, and helpful information they found.

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House Committee on Veterans' Affairs

Keep track of what is happening nationally with everything up for debate or decision in the House of Representatives’ Veteran Affairs Committee.

Job Resources

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My Next Move (Sponsored by O*NET)

Find bullet points for your resume using Department of Labor’s MOS translator.

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Google

Google’s version of the MOS translator, to see how a military position might earn you experience credit towards getting a civilian job.