Veterans have earned benefits. If the veteran is too ill to advocate for themselves, then you can contact the Wounded Warrior Project, Volunteers of America, American Legion, VFW, AmVets, American Red Cross, or Disabled American Veterans. 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.

Listed below are essential phone numbers and a list of hyperlinks to essential resources for veterans and their families.

Essential Phone Numbers

  • Coaching Into Care – 1-888-823-7458
  • Combined Arms – 888-737-3112
  • Crisis (Vet.) Hotline – 9-8-8 and press “1”
  • Gambling Hotline – 1-800-522-4700
  • GI Rights Hotline – 1-877-447-4487
  • Homeless Vet. 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 Assistance to sign up for Medical Benefits – 1-877-222-8387 (M-F 8a-8p EST)
  • VA Caregivers Support Line – 1-855-260-3274 (M-F 8a-11p; Sat 10:30a-6p EST)
  • VA Loan Center Counseling (avoid home foreclosures) 1-877-827-3702
  • Vets 4 Warriors (Peer Counseling) – 1-855-838-8255
  • White House VA Hotline – 1-855-948-2311. Calls are answered by a live agent 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.