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You only need to remember one number for information on VA care, benefits, and services or to speak to a live agent for assistance!
1-800-MyVA411 serves all members of the Veteran and service member community seeking information or assistance.
Call for helpful information on:
- COVID-19 general information and updates
- Health care eligibility and enrollment
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- The nearest VA medical centers, benefits offices, or cemeteries to Veterans
- Directory assistance and connection to all VA contact centers and VA Medical Centers
- Technical support for VA.gov
- Debt and payment options
- Immediate transfer to the Veterans Crisis Line or the National Call Center for Homeless Veterans
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Whether you are a Veteran, a caregiver, a family member or a friend, the Department of Veterans Affairs wants you to know you are not alone. In times of crisis, suicidal thoughts or concern, it is essential to get help.
By dialing "988" and then pressing "1", you can reach a trained professional from the Veterans Crisis Line (VCL). You could also text "838255" or chat online at veteranscrisisline.net/chat if you prefer.
You don't have to be enrolled in VA benefits or health care to connect with the VCL. The VCL is:
- Open 24/7, 365 days
- Free to access
- A live person on the other end
The Veterans Crisis Line serves Veterans, service members, National Guard, Reserve members, and caregivers like you who support them. Please contact the VCL if you, your Veteran or a loved one are concerned about or dealing with suicidal thoughts or a crisis. VA is here to help you, your family and your friends.
If you are a Veteran or caregiver, reach out to your Caregiver Support team to discover available benefits and read VA's recent VCL blog to learn more!
Track Your VA Claim or Appeal Status
Going online is the easiest way to check the status of your VA claim or appeal! Use VA's online tool to review the status of claims, appeals, and decision reviews for education benefits, compensation, health care, and more. Find out how to track your status online.
If you're a Veteran who lost your job due to the COVID-19 pandemic, VA may have a solution for you. The Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program (VRRAP) offers education and training for a variety of high-demand jobs so you can get back to work.
Qualifying Veterans can receive up to 12 months of tuition and fees along with a monthly housing allowance.
To be eligible for VRRAP, you must be between 22 and 66 years of age, unemployed due to COVID-19, able to work, and not eligible for education or unemployment benefits.
If you do qualify, apply soon! We’ll stop accepting new VRRAP enrollments on December 11, 2022—or when we reach either the funding or participant limit, whichever comes first.
Military OneSource's Transitioning Veterans Consultation
Transitioning Veterans is a free Military OneSource specialty consultation designed for service members returning to civilian life. Whether you are 12 months out from separation or within 365 days of your last day of service, you are eligible for this personalized transition support. Through a series of sessions, a professionally trained consultant will help you identify goals and navigate benefits and resources. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE