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Addtional Important Contact info
Toll Free Numbers for Contacting VA
VA Benefits: 1-800-827-1000
  
Education (GI Bill): 1-888-442-4551
Health Care Benefits: 1-877-222-8387
Income Verification and Means Testing: 1-800-929-8387
Life Insurance: 1-800-669-8477
Mammography Helpline: 1-888-492-7844
Special Issues - Gulf War/Agent Orange/Project Shad/Mustard Agents and Lewisite/Ionizing Radiation: 1-800-749-8387
Status of Headstones and Markers: 1-800-697-6947
Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD): 1-800-829-4833


Phone Numbers and Web Sites

Phone Numbers
Bereavement Counseling
1-202-461-6530
Civilian Health and Medical Program (CHAMPVA)
1-800-733-8387
Education
1-888-442-4551
Federal Recovery Coordination Program
1-877-732-4456
Foreign Medical Program
1-888-820-1756
Headstones and Markers
1-800-697-6947
Health Care
1-877-222-8387
Homeless veterans
1-877-222-8387
Home Loans
1-877-827-3702
Life Insurance
1-800-669-8477
National Cemetery Scheduling Office
1-800-535-1117
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-8255
Pension Management Center
1-877-294-6380
Presidential Memorial Certificate Program
1-202-565-4964
Special Health Issues
1-800-749-8387
Spina Bifida/Children of Women Vietnam Veterans
1-888-820-1756
Telecommunication Device for the Deaf (TDD)
1-800-829-4833
VA Benefits
1-800-827-1000
Women Veterans
1-202-461-1070
 
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Pension/Aid and Attendance Information

Where do I send Aid and Attendance (VA forms 21-526 or 21-534) applications to?
Philadelphia VA Regional Office and Pension Center
Attn: Pension Center
P O Box 8079
Philadelphia, PA 19101

For assistance or to ask questions about your claim status please call the Veterans Benefits Administration national call center.  The call center may be reached by dialing: 1-800-827-1000 or the VA Pension Management Center: 1-877-294-6380.
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Casulty Information
Each Military Branch has a Casualty Office that maintains information on those veterans who are missing in action (MIA) and some information on those who were killed in action (KIA). Contact the respective service of the veteran.
Army: 1-800-892-2490
Navy: 1-800-443-9268
Marine: 1-800-847-1597
Air Force: 1-800-531-5501

To obtain additional information on those veterans killed in action (KIA), contact the National Personnel Record Center (Military Personnel Records) at: www.nara.gov/regional/mpr.html or 1-800-318-5298 (SOURCE:  Korean War Commemoration)
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Persian Gulf Veterans - Where to get Help
The following is re-published from Gulflink; Please access Gulflink for more details concerning your rights, benefits and organizations that may be of help to you.

Persian Gulf War Veterans - http://www.gulflink.osd.mil/ 

Active duty military personnel with questions or concerns about their service in the Persian Gulf region: contact your commanding officer or call the Department of Defense (DoD) Gulf War Veterans Hotline (1-800-497-6261).

Gulf War veterans with concerns about their health:contact the nearest VA medical center. The telephone number can be found in the local telephone directory under Department of Veterans Affairs in the "U.S. Government" listings. A Persian Gulf Registry examination will be offered. Treatment will be provided to eligible veterans.

Gulf War veterans in need of marital/family counseling:
contact the nearest VA medical center or VA vet center.
For additional information, call the VA Gulf War Information Helpline at 1-800-PGW-VETS (1-800-749-8387).

Gulf War veterans seeking disability compensation for illnesses incurred in or aggravated by military service:
contact a Veterans Benefits Counselor at the nearest VA regional office of health care facility or call the VA Gulf War Information Helpline at 1-800-PGW-VETS (1-800-749-8387).

Gulf War veterans interested in learning about the wide range of benefit programs administered by the VA:
contact a Veterans Benefits Counselor at the nearest VA regional office or health care facility or call the VA Gulf War Information Helpline at 1-800-PGW-VETS (1-800-749-8387).

Individuals with first-hand information about "incidents" that occurred in the theater of operations during the Gulf War and that may be related to health problems experienced by individuals who served in the War:
call the DoD "Incidents" Hotline at 1-800-497-6261.
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More Phone Numbers    

TRICARE Questions, TRICARE For Life: 1-800-977-6753
TRICARE QUESTIONS - For Benefits: 1-888-363-5433
Social Security: - 1-800-772-1213
Medicare: - 1-800-638-6833
The White House: - 1-202-456-1414
Unites States Senate: 1-202-224-3121
United States Congress: - 1-202-225-3121
Small Business Administration: 1-800-827-5722
I.R.S.: 1-800-829-1040  
National Cancer Institute: 1-800-422-6237
DEERS Update: - 1-800-538-9552

Lodging   
Army Lodging: 1-800-GO-ARMY-1
Navy Lodging: 1-800-NAVY INN
Air Force Lodging: 1-888-AF LODGE

Misc.   
Military Retiree's Death Notification: 1-800-269-5170
DFAS Cleveland (All retired pay questions): 1-800-321-1080  
DFAS, Denver Survivor Benefit Plan Annuitants (All Services): 1-800-435-3396

Contact numbers for military honors for the Massachusetts area are:
U.S. Army - (888) 325-1601
U.S. Navy - (860) 694-3475
U.S. Marine Corps - (516) 228-5666
U.S. Air Force - (781) 377-4850
U.S. Coast Guard - (617) 223-3476

Request A Bugler - Bugles Across America provides this service to honor our veterans at no charge.

 
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