The Department of Veteran Affairs sends a special message to veterans who served in OEF and OIF. The Department is expanding its efforts to reach veterans of combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan to ensure they are aware of benefits they have earned. For questions, please call the benefits or medical information lines toll free.
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The VA Web site provides one-stop shopping for VA benefits, special programs, health information and services, and a health education library that gives up-to-date information about medications and conditions, tools for measuring your health status, and the latest health news.
The Veterans Health Benefits and Services Homepage serves as a gateway to VA health care.
Vet Centers provide readjustment counseling and outreach services to all veterans who served in any combat zone. Services are also available for their family members for military related issues. Services include individual counseling, group counseling, marital and family counseling, bereavement counseling, medical referrals, assistance in applying for VA Benefits, employment counseling, guidance and referral, alcohol/drug assessments, information and referral to community resources, military sexual trauma counseling & referral, outreach and community education.
The Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependents Booklet (2006 Edition) provides information on the variety of federal benefits available to veterans and their dependents.
The Veterans On Line Applications (VONAPP) Web site is an official U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Web site, which enables veterans to apply for benefits using the Internet.
The VA War Related Illness and Injury Study Centers (WRIISC) are specialized centers that provide service to combat veterans who have difficult-to-diagnose disabling illnesses through clinical care, risk communication, education, and research addressing potential environmental exposures and adverse health outcomes. VA primary care providers of veterans with undiagnosed illnesses can request an evaluation at one of the Centers through the VA Central Office. Referral acceptance is a joint decision of VA Central Office, the WRIISC, the referring provider, and the patient.
List of VA Web Sites, 25 Apr 06 was compiled to identify specific VA web-sites that provide information on Veterans benefits and how to file for them.