How & Where To Get Help For Veterans and For You

I'm a Veteran & I Need Help! I'm a Family Member & I Need Help! NOTE: We do not have financial resources, but can help guide you to the resources you need or answer specific questions related to veteran or family issues.

Many people think that medical and other benefits are immediately accessible to Veterans. This is a myth. Currently, all medical and other benefits must be applied for by the Veteran. Many veterans are even under the impression that their benefits are “automatic”. They are not.

The reality is that ALL Veteran benefits require a separate and often lengthy application process. For the untrained person AND for the veteran, this can be a very confusing and frustrating challenge.

No matter how difficult the VA system is to navigate, there is NO other option.  Veterans have earned these benefits.  If the veteran is too ill to advocate for him/herself, then you can contact the American Legion, VFW, AmVets, Red Cross, or Disabled American Veterans (see Benefits & Benefits Assistance).  Also, there are Social Workers at the VA hospitals that may help you find a VA Benefits Contact.

Do not give up and do not be intimidated by the process. Do not let anyone minimize your challenge or your frustration. Do what you need to do to get the veteran the benefits they need and see “How to Intervene to Help your Veteran“.

To find out specific types of help available, you may click on the links in the left menu or below on this page.

Helpful Numbers:

Coaching Into Care – 1-888-823-7458 (M-F 8-8pm EST)
Crisis (Veterans) Hotline
1-800-273-8255 Press 1  
Gambling Hotline – 1-800-522-4700  
NEW!  GI Rights Hotline – 1-877-447-4487
Homeless Veterans Hotline – 1-877-424-3838  
In Transition – 1-800-424-7877  (personal coach to help between care providers)
Reachout Hotline - 1-800-522-9054  
Tobacco Hotline - 1-800-784-8669   
Military One Source – 1-800-342-9647  
VA Caregivers Support Line – 1-855-260-3274  
       (M-F 8a-11p; Sat 10:30a-6p EST)  
Vets 4 Warriors (Peer Counseling) - 1-855-838-8255  
Veterans’ Families United - 1-405-535-1925

Specific Detailed Resource Links:

Benefits & Benefits Assistance
Children’s and Youth Resources
Counseling
Dental Care
Employment
Family Support
Financial Assistance
Homeless Veterans
Legal Assistance
Mental Health Resources
Needs Assistance
Organizations for Specific Wars & Branches
Physical Illnesses
PTSD and TBI Resources/Treatments
Student Veterans
Transportation
War Related Clinician/Community Resources
Women Veterans

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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