Helpful Veteran Links

Helpful Toll-Free Contact Numbers

  • DOD’s Direct Veterans Hotline: 1-800-497-6261
  • DOD’s Gulf Ware Veterans Hotline: 1-800-796-9699
  • VA’s Gulf War Helpline: 1-800-749-8387
  • WAVE (verify your attendance) 1-877-823-2378
  • Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America: 1-212-982-9699
  • The American Legion: 1-800-433-3318
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars: 1-800-VFW-1899
  • Vietnam Veterans of America: 1-800-882-1316

Federal Benefits

  • Bereavement Counseling/Burial and Memorial Benefits: 1-212-461-6530
  • Civilian Health and Medical Program (CHAMPVA): 1-800-733-8387
  • Education Benefits: 1-888-442-4551
  • Foreign Medical Program: 1-888-820-1756
  • Headstones and Markers: 1-800-697-6947
  • The American Legion: 1-800-433-3318
  • Health Care Eligibility: 1-877-222-8387
  • Home Loans/Guaranty: 1-888-244-6711
  • Homeless Veterans: 1-877-424-3838
  • Life Insurance: 1-800-669-8477
  • 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

Helpful Toll-Free Contact Numbers

  • MESOCARE: A public service geared towards helping veterans who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma. They help mesothelioma patients secure financial assistance to help with their disease and their service is FREE to the public. Mesocare helps with benefits, finding doctors and cancer centers as well as guiding them through the financial assistance process to help them to find grants and assistance for medical bills, hospice care and living expenses. For more information please visit their website at



  • Pleural Mesotheloioma Center: Helping patients & families fight pleural mesothelioma. For more information please visit their website at