Veterans may apply for benefits online through the Veterans Online Application (VONAPP). The application requires that you have one of four specific browsers installed on your computer and a minimum capability of 128-bit encryption.  The Veterans Benefits website will tell you if you need to download encryption software, and they will provide a free download link if this is the case.  Please note that the encryption may not work in all countries.  Where the (VONAPP) is not available, the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate can be of assistance.