Department of Veterans Affairs

Federal Departments, Programs and Initiatives

Blind Rehabilitation Services
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Provides high quality care in a timely and appropriate manner enabling blinded Veterans to acquire the skills and capabilities necessary for the development of personal independence and emotional stability.

Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA)
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A comprehensive health care program in which the VA shares the cost of covered health care services and supplies with eligible beneficiaries. The program is administered by Health Administration Center.

Coaching into Care
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Provides a “coaching” service for family and friends of Veterans who see that their Veteran needs help. Coaching involves helping the caller figure out how to motivate their Veteran to seek services. The service is free and provided by licensed clinical social workers and psychologists. The goal of the service is to help the Veteran and family members find the appropriate services in their community.

Department of Veteran Affairs: Caregiver Support
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Offers a number of services that can provide you with the support that's right for you.

Department of Veteran Affairs: Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors
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Contains a summary of VA benefits legislated in Title 38 of the United States Code effective Jan. 1, 2010. Lists associated acronyms, plus websites and phone numbers for national VA entities and addresses of all VA facilities in the United States, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Guam.

Department of Veteran Affairs: Grave Locator
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Searches for burial locations of veterans and their family members in VA National Cemeteries, state veterans cemeteries, various other military and Department of Interior cemeteries, and for veterans buried in private cemeteries when the grave is marked with a government grave marker.

Department of Veteran Affairs: Project ARCH
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A pilot program, intended to improve access for eligible Veterans by connecting them to health care providers and services closer to their home.

Department of Veteran Affairs: Service Organization Search
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Provides a list and searchable database of chartered and non-chartered organizations alphabetically and by state. Information provided includes the organization's status, address, phone number, fax number, website, e-mail address plus details about the organization.

Department of Veteran Affairs: Women’s Trauma Recovery Program
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Designed to treat Women Veterans, active duty service members, National Guard, and Reservists with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Department of Veterans Affairs: G.I. Bill
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Provides benefits to veterans, service-members, and some dependents of disabled or deceased veterans wishing to pursue an education.

eBenefits
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True to its mission, the eBenefits portal is a one-stop shop for benefits-related online tools and information. eBenefits serves Wounded Warriors, Veterans, Service members, their families, and their caregivers with a catalog of links to other sites that provide information about military and Veteran benefits and a personalized workspace called My eBenefits that provides quick access to eBenefits tools.

Health Care Enrollment Calculator
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You may be eligible. VA eligibility rules will be changing in June, making it easier for more Veterans to enroll in VA's health care system. Do you know if you qualify? Visit this site and if you have any enrollment or eligibility questions, you may call 1-877-222-VETS (8387).

House Committee on Veterans Affairs
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The Committee on Veterans' Affairs is the authorizing Committee for the Department of Veterans Affairs. The Committee recommends legislation expanding, curtailing, or fine-tuning existing laws relating to veterans' benefits. The Committee also has oversight responsibility, which means monitoring and evaluating the operations of the DVA. If the Committee finds the that DVA is not administering laws as Congress intended, then it is "corrected" through the a hearing process and legislation. We are the voice of Congress in dealings with the DVA.

IRIS, the VA’s Inquiry Routing and Information System
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VA Facility Locator, FAQ, Ask A Question (response in 5 days), list of toll-free numbers, etc.

Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center
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Generating new knowledge about the causes and treatments of mental disorders, applying new findings to model clinical programs, and widely disseminating new findings through education to improve the quality of veterans' lives and their daily functioning in their recovering from mental illness.

My HealtheVet
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My HealtheVet is the VA's Personal Health Record. It was designed for Veterans, active duty Service-members, their dependents and caregivers. My HealtheVet helps you partner with your health care team. It provides you opportunities and tools to make informed decisions.

National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics
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This site includes socio-economic data, the demographic characteristics of veterans, the geographical distribution of the veteran population, and other statistical data and information by veteran program. The Office of Policy continually updates this site based on the most recent data from veterans' surveys and other research.

National Resource Directory
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Provides access to services and resources at the national, state and local levels that support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration.

Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT)
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Supports VHA’s Universal Health Care Services Plan to redesign VHA healthcare delivery through increasing access, coordination, communication, and continuity of care. PACT provides accessible, coordinated, comprehensive, patient-centered care, and is managed by primary care providers with the active involvement of other clinical and non-clinical staff.

Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs
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Determined to honor this Nation's veterans by ensuring they receive the care and benefits they have earned through selfless service.

The Rural Health Initiative Program
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Provides an opportunity for Veterans and their family members to find out about VA healthcare services. The team offers VA eligibility determination and enrollment services for VA Healthcare to eligible Veterans. Team members also provide health education in the form of literature, pamphlets, displays and conducts classes to encourage healthy lifestyles.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
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Of the 25 million veterans currently alive, nearly three of every four served during a war or an official period of hostility. About a quarter of the nation's population -- approximately 70 million people -- are potentially eligible for VA benefits and services because they are veterans, family members or survivors of veterans.

VA Center For Women Veterans
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Works to review VA programs and services for women veterans, and assure that women veterans receive benefits and services on a par with male veterans, encounter no discrimination in their attempt to access them, and are treated with the respect, dignity, and understanding by VA service providers.

VA Fisher House Program
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A Fisher House™ is "a home away from home" for families and caregivers of patients receiving medical care at major military and VA medical centers. The homes are normally located within walking distance of the treatment facility or have transportation available. There are 55 Fisher Houses located on military installations and VA medical centers.

VA for Homeless Veterans
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Offers a wide array of special programs and initiatives specifically designed to help homeless veterans live as self-sufficiently and independently as possible. In fact,VA is the only Federal agency that provides substantial hands-on assistance directly to homeless persons.

VA Health Care — Veterans Health Administration Home
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Seeks to provide excellence in patient care, veterans' benefits and customer satisfaction while providing first-rate medical care and mental health services.

VA Health Care Eligibility & Enrollment
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Provides a Medical Benefits Package, a standard enhanced health benefits plan available to all enrolled veterans. This plan emphasizes preventive that primary care that offers a full range of outpatient and inpatient services within VA health care system.

VA Mental Health
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Works to maintain and improve the health and well-being of veterans through excellence in health care, social services, education, and research.

VA National Chaplain Center
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Works to empower Department of Veterans Affairs Chaplains in the achievement of excellence in meeting the spiritual healthcare needs of Veterans.

VA Polytrauma System of Care Home
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Provides comprehensive, high-quality, and inter-disciplinary care to patients. Teams of physicians from every relevant field plan and administer an individually tailored rehabilitation plan to help the patient recover as much as possible.

VA Prosthetics & Sensory Aids Service
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Provides specialized quality patient care by furnishing properly prescribed prosthetic equipment, sensory aids and devices in the most economical and timely manner in accordance with authorizing laws, regulations and policies. Serves as the pharmacy for assistive aids and as case manager for prosthetic equipment needs of the disabled veteran.

VA Returning Service Members (OEF/OIF)
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Returning OEF/OIF servicemembers have a newly enhanced VA Web site just for them. The Returning Service Members site offers tailored information on VA services and programs, specifically for service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. The site features Internet-savvy video features, stories, access to VA resources, a blog and more.

VA’s Facility Finder: VA Centers, Benefits Centers, Medical Centers, Cemeteries
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This site is a storehouse of facility and key staff information within 1356 VA facilities, maintained on a regular basis by editors and administrators nationwide throughout the VA network. Designed for ease-of-use, this site categorizes information for browsing by state and administration, as well as by viewing through an interactive map of the United States.

VA’s Online Application site (VONAPP)
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Apply online for VA compensation, pension, education, and vocational rehabilitation benefits.

Veteran Centers
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A system of 207 community based counseling centers; provide readjustment counseling and outreach services to all veterans who served in any combat zone. Services are also available for their family members for military related issues.

Veterans Benefits Administration – Benefits Fact Sheets
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These fact sheets provide basic information on VA benefit programs by category.

Women Veterans Health Care
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Provides programmatic and strategic support to implement positive changes in the provision of care for all women Veterans.

 
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