Veterans

May 24, 2013

Veteran’s Resources

Veterans Administration

www.va.gov

Burial, Death Pension, Dependency Indemnity Compensation, Direct Deposit, Directions to VA Benefits Regional Offices, Disability Compensation, Disability Pension, Education, Home Loan Guaranty, Medical Care and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment: 1-800-827-1000

Beneficiaries in receipt of Pension Benefits: 1-877-294-6380

Debt Management Center (Collection of Non-Medical Debts: 1-800-827-0648)

Children of Women Vietnam Veterans, Foreign Medical Program, and Spina Bifida Health Care Program: 1-877-345-8179 (or) 1-888-820-1756

Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and CHAMPVA In-House Treatment Initiative: -800-733-8387

Education (GI Bill): 1-888-442-4551

Health Care Benefits: 1-877-222-8387

Veterans Crisis Line: (800) 273-TALK (800-273-8255

Combat Call Center: (877) WAR-VETS (877-927-8387)

Life Insurance:

Service members and/or Veterans Group Life Insurance Program: 1-800-419-1473

All other VA Life Insurance Programs: 1-800-669-8477

Mammography Helpline: 1-888-492-7844

CHAMPVA Meds by Mail: 1-888-385-0235 (or) 1-866-229-7389

Special Issues: Gulf War/Agent Orange/Project Shad/Mustard Agents and Lewisite/Ionizing Radiation: 1-800-749-8387

Status of Headstones and Markers: 1-800-697-6947

Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD): 1-800-829-4833

 

 

The American Legion

www.legion.org

National Headquarters

700 N. Pennsylvania Street

P.O. Box 1055

Indianapolis, IN 46206

Telephone: (317) 630-1200

Fax: (317) 630-1223

 

Washington Office

1608 K St. N.W.

Washington, DC 20006

Telephone: (202) 861-2700

Fax: (202) 861-2786

 

 

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)

www.vfw.org

National Headquarters

406 West 34th St.

Kansas City, MO 64111

Telephone: (816) 756-3390

 

Washington Office

200 Maryland Ave., N.E.

Washington, D.C. 20002

Telephone: (202) 543-2239

 

 

Disabled American Veterans

www.dav.org

National Headquarters

3725 Alexandria Pike

Cold Spring, KY 41076

Telephone: 1-877 I AM A VET (877-426-2838)

(859) 441-7300

 

Washington Office

807 Maine Ave., S.W.

Washington, DC 20024

Telephone: (202)554-3501

 

 

 

Vietnam Veterans of America

www.vva.org

8719 Colesville Rd., Suite 100

Silver Spring, MD 20910

Telephone: 301-585-4000

Fax: 301-585-0519

Toll Free: 1-800-882-1316




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VA offers dental insurance program

The VA is partnering with Delta Dental and MetLife to allow eligible Veterans, plus family members receiving care under the Civilian Health and Medical Program, to purchase affordable dental insurance beginning Nov. 15, VA officials announced recenlty. More than 8 million Veterans who are enrolled in VA health care can choose to purchase one of...
 

 
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Vet turns tragedy to triumph

Courtesy photo Steve Martin, retired Army military police officer, performs a fire hose drag Sept. 6 at the Luke Air Force Base Warrior Fitness Center. Martin, currently an Arizona Highway Patrol officer, deployed to Afghanista...
 
 
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Sports clinic helps veterans

Retired Army Staff Sgt. Jeremy Henderson paddles in as he prepares to ride a wave during the National Disabled Veterans Summer Sports Clinic, which took place Sept. 12 through 22 in San Diego. The clinic provided opportunities ...
 
 

VA processes nearly all two-year-old disability claims

Moves to complete those older than one year The Department of Veterans Affairs announced recently that as a result of the initiative launched in April to expedite disability compensation claims decisions for veterans who have a waited a year or longer, more than 65,000-claims – or 97 percent of all claims over two years old...
 




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