Veterans' Benefits

A veteran claims agent from the Virginia Department of Veterans Services is available at the Soldier Support Center. only in the Soldier Support Center, Building 3400, Room 107A, on Wednesdays. Call (804) 765-6546 for an appointment.

Location, Hours and Contact Information

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Soldier Support Center
Retirement Services Office
Bldg 3400, Room 107A
1401 B Ave
Fort Lee, VA 23801-1724

Hours: Wednsday, appointment only (closed federal holidays)
Phone: (804) 691-4905 to schedule an appointment

Description:The CAC serves as the primary point of contact for surviving spouses of retired and active service members. The staff handles notification of next-of-kin, coordinates casualty assistance officers, and briefs surviving Family members on their benefits.also arranges military honors with funeral homes for all deceased Army personnel (active duty, retirees, veterans)

The below websites provide information on benefits and how to request them. Most of this information is free and available for all veterans. The challenge is that you have to ask for it!

Useful websites

Virginia Department of Veteran Services

The Department of Veterans Services (DVS) is organized into five service delivery sections: benefits, veterans education, care centers, veterans cemeteries, and the Virginia Wounded Warrior Program.

Benefits Services assists veterans of the armed forces and their dependents in accessing federal and state veterans benefits. DVS operates 21 benefits services offices throughout the Commonwealth where veterans and their dependents receive free assistance in developing and filing claims for federal veterans benefits.

The Virginia Wounded Warrior Program is designed to provide timely supplemental behavioral health, rehabilitation services, and support to Virginia’s veterans, members of the Virginia National Guard, Virginia residents in the Armed Forces Reserves, and their family members, who are coping with the effects of combat/operational stress and other combat-related injuries resulting from their service and sacrifice in the U.S. Armed Forces. The Program focuses on traumatic brain injuries and post traumatic stress disorders and operates in conjunction with the Virginia Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation, and Substance Abuse Services and the Virginia Department of Rehabilitation Services.

Human Resource Service Center:

The Human Resource Service Center provides timely service to Army Veterans and their Family Members in support of their efforts to process entitlements, benefits, obtain missing records, update systems, etc.

Virginia Employment Comission

Veterans from all periods of military service are eligible for job referral, job training and job placement assistance through the Virginia Employment Commission (VEC). Veterans may access these employment services through a statewide network of VEC Field Operations offices and the Veterans Services Staff (DVOP and LVER) who are assigned to most, but not all, of the VEC Workforce Centers across Virginia.

Department of Veterans Affairs

The Department of Veterans Affairs goal is to provide excellence in patient care, veterans’ benefits and customer satisfaction. It has reformed its department internally and is striving for high quality, prompt and seamless service to veterans.

Directory of Veterans Service Organizations

An extensive list of organizations chartered by Congress and recognized by VA for claim representation.

Hospital Care

This Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Directive outlines policies and actions required in support of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA’s) commitment to providing priority care for non-emergency outpatient medical services and inpatient hospital care for any veteran with service connected (SC) disabilities rated 50 percent or greater.

Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependents

This publication is intended to serve as a reference guide for veterans, their families, and those who help veterans’ access information about VA benefits and services.

Forms and Records Request

Forms on this site are available in several formats. Fillable pdf can be filled on-line, printed, saved and edited. XFT forms can be filled on-line, printed, and saved to your PC but cannot be edited later (turn off your pop-up blocker to use XFT). Some PDF are printable blank forms.

GI Bill Web Site

The VA has redesigned the GI Bill website to make it easier to use. You may find some links relocated. The WAVE link has been located under "Information for Benefit Recipients", and there is new education benefits information available in Spanish.

War Related Illness and Injury Study Center (WRIISC)

The War Related Illness and Injury Study Center (WRIISC) is a National VA Post-Deployment Health Resource, providing environmental exposure assessments and comprehensive medical evaluations for Veterans who have chronic, medically unexplained symptoms and/or and difficult to diagnose symptoms that they believe are related to their deployment. The WRIISC also provides post-deployment health education to Veterans, families and loved ones of deployed Veterans, health care providers, and the general public.

Homeless Veterans

The VA offers a wide array of special programs and initiatives specifically designed to help homeless veterans live as self-sufficiently and independently as possible.

Iraqi Freedom/Enduring Freedom Veterans

Website for returning Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve service members of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.

My HealtheVet

My HealtheVet (MHV) is the gateway to veteran health benefits and services.

National Assn. of State VA Directors

Each year state governments spend more than $3.5 billion to support our nation's veterans and their families. Collectively, they are second only to the federal Dept. of Veterans Affairs in providing benefits and services to the men and women who defended our nation.

Online VA Form 10-10EZ

The primary purpose of this form is to request enrollment in the VA Health Care System (Apply for Medical Benefits).

Veterans Benefits Administration Main Web Page

Federal benefits for veterans and their family members.

Vocational Rehabilitation

This website is dedicated to providing information about veteran benefits administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Service to veterans, employers, and the general public.

VONAPP Online

The VONAPP (Veterans Online Applications) website is an official U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (V A) website, which enables veterans to apply for benefits using the Internet.

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Last Updated: 5/5/2017 8:28:30 AM

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