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Learn About Benefits

You may be eligible for mental health benefits through the VA care network. These tools and resources can help you learn more, check your eligibility, and apply.

A – Z Benefits Information

Access this index to find the benefits information you’re looking for, organized by topic area. This site also provides access to Benefits Fact Sheets, which provide basic information on VA benefit programs by category, such as general benefit information, benefits for Veterans with service-connected disabilities, and home loans.

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Search frequently asked questions and answers, ask questions, or submit compliments, complaints, and suggestions.


If you are a Veteran in suicidal crisis, you can now go to any VA or non-VA health care facility for free emergency health care. Check your eligibility.


This one-stop shop for benefits-related online tools and information is designed for wounded warriors, Veterans, Service members, and their families and caregivers. Apply for or manage your benefits here.


The PACT Act is a new law that expands VA health care and benefits for Veterans exposed to burn pits, Agent Orange and other toxic substances.

The PACT Act adds to the list of health conditions that we (or “presume”) are caused by exposure to these substances; we call these presumptive conditions. This law helps us provide generations of Veterans — and their survivors — with the care and benefits they’ve earned and deserve.

Sign Up for VA Health Care

Learn more about VA health care benefits and apply online.

State Veterans Affairs Offices

In addition to the federal VA, every state has an office of Veterans affairs whose personnel can advocate for you and help with VA claims and paperwork.

VA Disability Compensation

VA disability compensation pay is a monthly tax-free payment for Veterans who got sick or injured while serving in the military and for Veterans whose service made an existing condition worse. You may qualify for VA disability benefits for physical conditions (like a chronic illness or injury) and mental health conditions (like PTSD) that developed before, during or after service. Find out how to apply for and manage the Veterans disability benefits you’ve earned.

  • MyVA411 main information line: 800‑698‑2411 (24/7).
  • VA benefits hotline: 800‑827‑1000 (8 a.m. – 9 p.m. ET, Monday – Friday).
  • If you have hearing loss, call TTY: 711 (24/7).

Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs)

VSOs, such as Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, Vietnam Veterans of America and many others, can help you with VA claims and paperwork. VSOs chartered by Congress or recognized by VA can even advocate for you and represent you in the VA claims process.

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Help for Homeless Veterans: 877-4AID-VET
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Find out if you’re eligible: Health Benefits Explorer
Veterans Health Benefits Guide
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Women Veterans Call Center: 1-855-VA-WOMEN