Probably many of you know this, but it never hurts to repeat. If you're ex-US military, "boots on the ground" in Vietnam (or stationed at one of the Thai air bases during that period) , your prostate cancer has a presumptive cause of Agent Orange and you can get (1) 100% disability from the Department of Veterans Affairs - which is a few thousand a month totally tax-free, (2) free medical care through the VA (and Dr. Graff, here in Oregon is one of the leading prostate cancer practitioners/researchers), (3) access to PX/BX/Commissary privileges, (4) other goodies from the feds.
Plus check out what your state has through their dept. of veterans affairs. Oregon, in spite of being a very liberal state is very supportive of the military/veterans community. My 100% disability gets me a break on my property taxes, free hunting/fishing, free access to state/federal parks, etc. The state veterans affairs people can help you jump through the VA hoops - although I was able to do it on my own. The VFW is also very good in that way.
If there are any Aussie Vietnam vets on this forum, you should check with your military department. The Aussie and US militaries are pretty close and you might be able to piggyback in on our benefits.
Now that it's the new tax year, I will use some of what I get from the VA to support this most excellent forum. To say that you guys are wonderful and have been a fantastic help so far is to make the understatement of the year.
Just keep your spirits up and enjoy this wonderful world,