Veteran owned businesses have been around since the beginning of time. However, those who served in the Vietnam era or Veterans with a 30% disability rating have access to additional benefits.
In episode 003 of my most recent podcast, I discuss 3 reasons to create a Veteran owned business:
2. Seeking Government contracts, and
3. Veteran Small Business Loan benefits.
Rules related to loans for Veterans seeking a business loan can find specifics under 38 US Code 3742, which I linked here.
Otherwise, I encourage you to support your family member and Veteran seek their goals with a Veteran owned business.