Click this link to download a 2013 list of website links for VA, DOD, DOL, HHS, and other Federal and State Agencies and organizations.
Find VA facilities at www.va.gov/directory
VA Health and Benefits
VA Hotline for Women Veterans Health Care/Benefits 1.855.VA.WOMEN (1.855.829.6636)
Department of Veteran's Affairs (VA) www.va.gov
Department of VA Transition for OEF/OIF Vets (AD, NG, Reserves) www.oefoif.va.gov
Center for Women Veterans (CWV) http://www1.va.gov/womenvet/
VA Women Veterans Health Care http://www.womenshealth.va.gov/
VA Benefits Information for Women Veterans http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Topics/Women/
VA Post 9-11 GI Bill http://www.gibill.va.gov/
Suicide Prevention Lifeline (veterans) Call 1-800-273-TALK(8255) and press 1 to be connected to a VA health professional.
National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV) http://www.nchv.org/
Defense and Veteran's Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) for TBI information http://www.dvbic.org/
National Center for PTSD: Military Sexual Trauma (MST) http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/pages/military-sexual-trauma-general.asp
Women's History & Health Research
Women's Memorial (WIMSA) in Arlington, VA (Please register your military service in the memorial's registery for future generations) http://www.womensmemorial.org/
Women's Research & Education Institute (WREI) http://wrei.org/
Defense Department Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS) http://dacowits.defense.gov/
VA Health Services Research & Development (HSRD) www.hsrd.research.va.gov
Career Transition & Employment
VA for Vets http://vaforvets.va.gov/Pages/default.aspx
VOW to Hire Heroes http://benefits.va.gov/vow/
DOD Transition Assistance Program (TAP) https://www.dodtap.mil/
Department of Labor Employment & Training http://www.dol.gov/vets/
Veteran's Small Business
Center for Veteran's Enterprise (CVE) http://www.vetbiz.gov/
Veterans Business Outreach Centers (VBOCs) http://www.vboc.org/
Small Business Administration (SBA) http://www.sba.gov/ (Check under Office of Veterans Business Development)
Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) http://www.score.org/
Military Families & Caregiver Support
VA National Caregiver's Support Line 1.855.260.3274 http://www.caregiver.va.gov/
Military OneSource www.militaryonesource.com
Operation Military Kids http://www.operationmilitarykids.org/public/home.aspx
Download "Understanding Post Deployment Stress" handout (Center for Study of Traumatic Stress)
Need Help Finding VA Health & Benefits?
2014 Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependents Guide. http://www.va.gov/opa/publications/benefits_book.asp
Click here for a VA Benefits Summary.
Click here for Resources for Disabled Veterans.
If you are a veteran or family member looking for information about VA Health & Benefits eligibility and entitlements, we recommend the following:
1. Keep a copy of your DD214 or discharge paperwork confirming your discharge status and service time. If you need another copy of your DD214 or military service records, contact the National Archives by following this link http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/ .
2. Contact your local county Veteran's Service Officer (VSO) to complete the required documents and processing. While the VSO's are employed by county government, they are typically veterans and experts in navigating the VA system. They will also be knowledgeable about any state or county level benefits.
3. For health and benefits information specific to women veterans, also contact: