BLINDED VETERANS ASSOCIATION AUXILIARY
(BVAA) National Web Site
www.bvaaux.org

Important Links and Phone Numbers

This Page lists all Important Phone Numbers, Web Sites, To Call Capital Hill, State Veterans Offices, Armed Forces Links, Service, Help and Information Organizations for Veterans.  This Page is pretty powerfully packed with a lot of info and links to all the sites any Veteran would need for help and Information.

Important Phone Numbers

VA Benefits.............................................................................................1-800-827-1000.
Health Care.............................................................................................1-877-222-8387.
Education................................................................................................1-888-442-4551.
Life Insurance..........................................................................................1-800-669-8477.
Debt Management..................................................................................1-800-827-0648.
Mammography Hotline...........................................................................1-888-492-7844.
Telecommunication Device for the Deaf (TDD)..................................1-800-829-4833.
CHAMPVA..............................................................................................1-800-733-8387.
Headstones and Markers......................................................................1-800-697-6947.
Special Health Issues: Gulf War, Agent Orange, Project 112/Shad.1-800-749-8387.

 

Web Sites

VA Home Page ........................................................ www.va.gov
Returning Veterans ................. www.seamlesstransition.va.gov/
Survivors ........................... www.vba.va.gov/survivors/index.htm
VA Facilities .................. www.va.gov/directory/guide/home.asp
VA Forms .................................................. www.va.gov/vaforms/
VA Benefit Payment Rates ....... www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Rates/
Education Benefits ......................................... www.gibill.va.gov/
Home Loan Guaranty .......................... www.homeloans.va.gov/
Life Insurance ......................................... www.insurance.va.gov/
Voc Rehab ........................... www..vba.va.gov/bln/vre/index.htm
Burial and Memorial Benefits ......................... www.cem.va.gov/
Veterans Employment and Training .............. www.dol.gov/vets/
Federal Jobs .......................................... www.usajobs.opm.gov/
Veterans Preference ............ www.opm.gov/veterans/index.asp
Records .............. www.archives.gov/st-louis/military-personnel/
Department of Defense ............................. www.defenselink.mil/

 

The National Archives and Records Administration is where you can order a copy of your military personnel and medical records.  Always have copies of these.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims could be your next step if your claim has been denied.  Study this site carefully...you will find everything needed to take your claim to the court.

You can get to the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs with this link.  Are your Senators working for you?

Click on this link to find out how your Senator has voted.  There are lots of great links on this page...especially check out the appropriations link.

Here is the link to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.  Find out what your reps are doing for you.

You can click on this link to find out how your representative in the House has voted.  Again, there are other great informational links on this page.

If you want to write to the elected Representative for your district...here is the page to find them.

If you want to write to your Senator...here is the page to find them. 

firstgov.gov is a portal that will take you to all government sites.

 

To call Capitol Hill:
 

U.S. House of Representatives switchboard.  202/225-3121

U.S. Senate switchboard.................................. 202/224-3121

STATE VETERANS OFFICES

Here is a list of the states and links to their Veterans Offices.  Once you get to your state be sure to look for county and city listings for veterans.  There is lots of great help at the local level.  All the States are listed and each state has it's own link.

Alabama

Arizona

Alaska

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

District of Columbia

 

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ARMED SERVICES

Here are links to the armed services:

ARMY

NAVY

AIR FORCE

MARINES

COAST GUARD

 

SERVICE, HELP AND INFORMATION ORGANIZATIONS FOR VETERANS

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is one of the best organizations when it comes to fighting for your benefits.  even if you are not a member the VFW has Service Officers at most VA facilities who can help you with your claims.

The American Legion is the largest veterans organization in the world.  Again, a great source of information and help if you need it.  The Legion can represent you in the claims process and you don't have to be a member.

A great organization with incredible resources and lots of information is the Disabled American Veterans (DAV).  Just click the link to peruse their services and see if they might be able to help with your particular situation.

Here is the link to AMVETS, another great service organization.

Even if you aren't a Vietnam vet the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) can provide great information on VA benefits and dealing with the VA.  This is a great site to explore.

USDR is the Uniformed Services Disabled Retirees.  This is a great site for retirees who are disabled.  Always up-to-date information.  Find them here...

For veterans' legal assistance in the Los Angeles area... http://www.lafla.org/ and http://www.innercitylaw.org/ .

Just for women veterans...the help and information you need at...Sisters Bound by Honor... http://www.sistersboundbyhonor.org

Blue Water Navy ... Dioxin exposure information for sailors.

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) ... formerly known as Operation Truth.

Veterans Rest Camp of Minnesota is open to all vets.  Click here for more.....

The Kitchen Table Gang offers assistance to hospitalized vets and will properly dispose of your old American flags.

The National Gulf War Resource Center provides incredible information for anyone who served in the Gulf at any time.  The site is NGWRC.org.

And don't forget the International Gulf War Council -- a centralized working group for the advancement of veterans health issues.

 

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