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United States Department of Veterans Affairs

Veteran Benefits Assistance

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

810 Vermont Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20420-0002

Distance: 90 Miles

(800) 827-1000


Service Details


Program that helps veterans understand and obtain benefits they are entitled to by law.

Help can cover topics such as:
* Eligibility requirements
* Payment processes
* Beneficiary rights
* Certificate/forms assistance
* Consultation and advice
* Advocacy and legal assistance to make sure benefits are obtained

Additional Information

If you served in the active military, naval or air service and are separated under any condition other than dishonorable, you may qualify for VA health care benefits.

The very first step in obtaining access to your VA Health Benefits is to apply for enrollment. General information can be found at

Here are the convenient ways to apply for enrollment:
* By telephone - Call (877) 222-8387
* Online - Go to:
* Apply in person at your local VA health care facility
* By mail - Pick up an application at your local VA or download, print, and fill out the 10-10EZ, Application for Health Care available at: Complete the application (be sure to sign it) and mail to: Health Eligibility Center, 2957 Clairmont Rd, Suite 200, Altanta, GA 30329

* Benefits Delivery at Discharge (BDD) Program:
- Provides transition assistance to separating service members who have disabilities related to their military service. Under this program, service members can apply for service-connected disability compensation and related benefits prior to separation from service, which allows for payment of benefits as soon as possible after discharge.
    + Requires a minimum of 90 days to allow sufficient time to complete the medical examination process (which may involve multiple specialty clinics) prior to separation from service
    + Available nationwide and open to all servicemembers on full time active duty, including members of the National Guard and Reserve. Members of the Coast Guard may also participate.

* The Board of Veterans Appeals helps with
- Disability compensation
- Insurance, educational burial, and pension benefits
- Home loan guaranties
- Vocational rehabilitation
- Dependency and indemnity compensation
- Health care delivery
- Fiduciary matters
- Get more information at

* Survivor benefits: Offers a variety of benefits and services to spouses, children and parents of service members and veterans who are deceased or totally and permanently disabled by a service-connected disability
- Get more information at

* Education benefits - learn mre by calling (888) 442-4551 or visiting
- Available for veterans with honorable discharge and some dependents
- For help to compare and understand which programs would be most helpful in a particular situation, see comparison tools here:
- Education programs include:
    + The Post 9/11 GI Bill
    + The Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB)
    + Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)
    + Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)
    + Survivors and dependent assistance
    + Accelerated payments
    + Co-op, correspondence training, entrepreneurship, and flight training
    + National call to service amd testing programs
    + Licensing and certification
    + Non-college degree, on-the-job, work study and apprenticeship programs
    + Tuition assistance top up


  • Client Information and Specialization
    • Veteran 
  • Legal Information
    • Benefits assistance 

Application Instructions

Veterans Affairs regional offices can assist you with filing the appropriate VA forms.

Area Served



Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Crisis Line - Veteran Crisis / Suicide Prevention (800) 273-8255
Toll Free (800) 827-1000

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