The Department of Veterans Affairs
|811 Vermont Avenue, N. W.
Washington, D. C. 20420
Telephone No. 1-800-827-1000
The Department of Veterans Affairs operates programs to benefit veterans and members of their families. Benefits include compensation payments for disabilities or death related to military service; pensions; education and rehabilitation; home loan guaranty; burial; and a medical care program incorporating nursing homes, clinics, and medical centers.
The Veterans Administration was established as an independent agency on July 21, 1930 by Executive Order 5398--later it became the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
This material was condensed and edited from the Department of Veterans Affairs Web site--with added content to further inform visitors to the Federal Gateway™ site.
Secretary of Veterans Affairs introduces the top executives in VA.
Search covers the entire VA site.
1-Stop Service Inquiry Page contacting organizational units and FAQs.
Links information for Veterans on other Internet sites---medical, general directories, resources, etc.
Welcome to WhoWhere directory for federal Email addresses and telephone numbers.
US Government Blue Pages Online Directory federal telephone directory.
- Electronic Reading Room - Freedom of Information Reading Room
- :History of Support for Veteran
- Geographical Distribution of VA Expenditures
- Strategic Plan FY 1998 - 2003
Bill to Help Veterans Seek Benefits Wins Panel OK - GovExec new procedures to assist Veterans---"well-grounded" claim form concept dropped.
VA Overhauls Management of National Cemeteries one estimate is that WWII veterans are dying at the rate of 30,000 a month.
Facilities who and where to go for various kinds of help.
Medical Benefits comprehensive information site.
.Gateway Programs addresses special Veterans categories--Bosnia Veterans, homeless Veterans, etc
Internet Service to VA Customers incorporates Internet customer service features like enrollment in the VA health care system, VA Approved communities (Florida), VA Forms, etc.
VetGuide extends veterans preferences to Gulf War Veterans, and others.
1-Stop Service Inquiry Page ask questions via the Internet.
House Committee on Veterans' Affairs - Links helpful service suggestions.
National Cemetery Administration a comprehensive customer service site.
National Personnel Records where one writes to get military records.
American Battle Monuments Commission has responsibility for private monuments built overseas by Americans that honor the U. S. Armed Forces, and more.
Benefits for Veterans and Dependents detailed (90 pages!) document--Spanish optional.
Requests for VA Military Information invites you to get your own or a deceased veterans’ military records.
VA Forms links to VA Benefits, Medical, and Internal forms. Requests pertaining to Military Records and 4107 Notice Of Procedural And Appellate Rights available.
Commonly Requested Federal Services key areas noted by the White House.
About Vets Department of Labor on employment matters, training, etc.
Veteran Resource Center (HUD VET) comprehensive Department of Housing and Urban Development document on Veteran's housing.
VETS advise employers and Veterans of their rights and responsibilities under Veterans' preference and USERRA.
VETS - Department of Labor provides information about programs, activities, grants, contract awards, and statutory and regulatory information---Veterans Preferences also discussed.
Organization internal services, directives/policies, VA Research, VA Administrators, Vets Centers, and getting help.
Veterans Offices With WWW Servers VA sites via the Internet.
VA’s WWW technical overviews of the VA Server--- policy, and more.
Serving The Vet Via Internet listing of VA programs, offices, topics, etc.
VA Medical Care types of care, medical programs, practice guidelines, standards, etc.
Procurement and Contracting Partenership opportunities.
VA Small Business annual forecast of what the VA will buy---the VA’s Customer Service Standards are included.
Customer Service Standards Small Business, VA vendor requirements, etc.
VA Office of Acquisition & Material Management spends over $5 billion annually which makes the VA activities the largest health care delivery system in the country---also buy medical supplies for other federal agencies.Blinded American Veterans Foundation
Veterans.com site for veterans--connecting the generations.
Government Organizations listing of government directories and orgaiizations.