Toll-Free Telephone Contact Numbers
General Information about VA Benefits 1-800-827-1000
Health Benefits Provided by VA 1-800-222-8387
VA's Gulf War Helpline 1-800-749-8387
DoD's Gulf War Veterans Hotline 1-800-796-9699
DoD's Direct Veterans Hotline 1-800-497-6261
Suicide Hotline 1-800-273-8255

Veterans Service Organizations
The American Legion www.legion.org 1-800-433-3318
Veterans of Foreign Wars www.vfw.org 1-800-VFW-1899
Disabled American Veterans www.dav.org 1-877-426-2838
AMVETS www.amvets.org 1-877-726-8387
Vietnam Veterans of America www.vva.org 1-800-882-1316
     

VA Links
VA Medical facilities www.va.gov
Compensation and Pension www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/index.htm
VA Benefits Application www.vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp
Health Benefits and Services www.vba.va.gov/VBA/
Department of Defense www.defenselink.mil
DoD's Gulf Link www.gulflink.osd.mil
VA Benefits Application www.vba.va.gov
Vocational Rehab & Employment www.vba.va.gov
Women's Veterans Information www.vba.va.gov/wvhp

Military One Source

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Department of Veterans Affairs Services for Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF) Veterans

Veterans Returning Combat Veterans.  The Department of Veterans Affairs values your service and sacrifice and the sacrifice of your families who also serve.  You have five years from your date of discharge to receive free health care for any condition that may be related to combat service.  Whether or not you choose to use VA health care after separation, you must enroll with VA within five years to get health care benefits later on.  After the five years, a co-payment status will depend on whether your illness or injury is found to be service-connected.

East Orange Campus of the VA NJ Health Care System

Lyons Campus of the VA  NJ Health Care System


Veterans for America

Veterans for America (VFA), also known as Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation (VVAF) is uniting a new generation of veterans with those from past wars to address the causes, conduct, and consequences of war.  Veterans for America is an advocacy and humanitarian organization whose primary mission is to ensure that our country meets the needs of service members and veterans who have served in Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF).  VFA focuses specifically on the signature wounds of these conflicts: psychological traumas and traumatic brain injuries.  Read more.


Military.com

Military.com is the largest military and veteran membership organization.  The free membership connects servicemembers, military families and veterans to all the benefits of service - government benefits, scholarships, discounts, lifelong friends, mentors, great stories of military life or missions, and much more.  You can access it here.