Veterans

April 3, 2013

Veterans 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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