Tell Vets and Survivors to File
Filing for veterans’ benefits, and appealing decisions on claims, can be time-consuming and confusing. But with the recent roll-out of new, streamlined claims processes,applying for veterans benefits now promises to be faster, easier and more accurate.
The changes involve:
- new requirements to use standardized forms for filing for benefits
- a new form for appealing decisions
- a new “intent to file” a claim process for those who need more time to gather information while preserving an effective date for benefits
If you’re a veteran or you know a vet, or a survivor who has put off applying for benefits because it was too difficult, encourage them to visit explore.va.gov and check out the new ways to file for claims.
Following are some important numbers for any veterans that needs information concerning benefits:
VA Health Resources Center
The number to call for additional information on health benefits, enrollment, copayments and billing 1-877-222-8387
Veterans Benefits Administration
Call to get information regarding your VA claim status, compensation, pension, education, burial and loan guaranty programs. 1-800-827-1000
National Cemetery Administration
The National Cemetery Scheduling Office provides interment, scheduling service for all VA national cemeteries. 1-800-535-1117
National Call Center for Homeless Veterans
If you are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, make the call.
VA foreign Medical Program
If you are traveling or living overseas, this program provides VA health care benefits. 1-877-345-8179
Veterans Crisis Line
The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis, their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. 1-800-273-8255, press 1
If you still have questions with respect to the above numbers, leave a message and we will do our best to get you the information you require. Make sure you leave a telephone number, e-mail address or any other way so that we can get in touch with you. If you have a claim and need to appeal, just let us know, we can help.
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Military Forms are a major part of the documentation within the military and Defense Department for tracking and numerous other purposes. We have all of the most frequently used military forms in this database. These military forms cover all branches of the military including the Defense Department (DoD), Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, Guard, Reserve and Veterans.. We have included instructions on filling out the forms and submitting them. There are certain restrictions as to who can request and file various military forms, so please read all of the directions and restrictions first. These military forms are provided to our audience at no cost, and they are printable too. We hope we have made your search for the military form you require easier.
Marine Corps and Navy
RD-149 Application for Correction of Military Record
About the DD-214
In response to inquiries about the form DD-214, Report of Separation:
The DD-214 can now be requested online, but ONLY BY:
- A military veteran, or
- Next of kin of a deceased, former member of the military.
The next of kin can be any of the following: surviving spouse that has not remarried, father, mother, son, daughter, sister, or brother. Persons fitting one of these two categories can request military records online from the eVetRecs Website at: http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/. Be sure to read all instructions before beginning the request process.
If you are not the veteran or next of kin, you must complete the Standard Form 180 (SF 180). You can download this form, then mail or fax it to the appropriate address on the form.
The Defense Department issues to each veteran a DD-214, identifying the veteran’s condition of discharge – honorable, general, other than honorable, dishonorable or bad conduct.
For complete instructions on how to apply for a copy of your DD-214, see Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF) including Active Duty Health Records from the National Archives and Records Administration.
To apply for a copy of your DD-214, you will need to submit a form SF-180 Request Pertaining to Military Records, which you can download from:PDFhttp://www.archives,gov/research/order/standard form 180.PDF
Be sure to download and complete BOTH SIDES of the SF-180. The back of the form contains important mailing addresses and instructions.
You will need the free Adobe Acrobat .pdf file viewer to print the SF-180. Download Adobe Acrobat.
The Standard Form 180 is formatted for legal size paper (8.5″ x 14″). Please print that way if your printer can accommodate that. If your printer can only print on letter size paper (8.5″ x 11″), select “shrink to fit” when the Adobe Acrobat Reader “Print” dialog box appears.
I work for a company called Metlang and we are actively seeking more ways to communicate with veterans regarding all the job openings that we have.
Metlang is a translation and interpretation resource dedicated to supporting the Law Enforcement community with translations, monitoring and analytical services. We are the largest translation contractor for the United States Department of Justice, with contracts in places to support the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Drug Enforcement Administration nationwide.
We are often looking for linguists in the Los Angeles area. I have attached more information regarding job opportunities for Veterans in the area.
Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you soon,
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Atlanta, GA 30326
Thank you for serving our country.
In Feb. 2016, Obama passed an “Emergency Order” to create the “Community Care Call Center”, in order to correct the huge SCREW UP made by the “CHOICE PROGRAM” –
The veteran is NOT to be sent any medical bills incurred through the “CHOICE PROGRAM”, as they are the RESPONSIBILITY of the VA!!
PLEASE CALL THE “CALL CENTER” at 877-881-7618
if your medical bills incurred through the “CHOICE PROGRAM” have been turned over to a COLLECTION AGENCY!!
Dear VA Beneficiary,
Did you know that you may be eligible for an annual clothing allowance if you use a prosthetic or orthopedic appliance and/or medication for a service connected skin condition that causes permanent damage to your outer garments?
If you’re eligible, and you haven’t yet applied for this year, you need to act fast! If you have already submitted your application, then no further action is required on your part. Your application should be submitted on or before August 1, 2017. To apply, submit (in person, by mail, or fax) VA Form 10-8678, Application for Annual Clothing Allowance, to the Prosthetic and Sensory Aids Service at your local VA medical center.
Additional information on this benefit is available at https://www.prosthetics.va.gov/psas/Clothing_Allowance.asp.
Thank you for your service!
Veterans Benefits Administration