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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Veterans Benefits Administration - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Veterans Benefits Administration
810 Vermont Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20420
(202) 530-9340 (Local)
(800) 827-1000 (Toll-Free)
(800) 829-4833 (TDD/TTY)
http://www.vba.va.gov/

Brief Description

VBA furnishes compensation and pensions for disability and death to veterans and their dependents. Provides vocational rehabilitation services, including counseling, training, and assistance toward employment, to blinded veterans disabled as a result of service in the armed forces during World War II, the Korean conflict, and the Vietnam era; also provides rehabilitation services to certain peace-time veterans. Offers and guarantees loans for the purchase or construction of homes, farms, and businesses.

Staff

Michael Cardarelli, Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Benefits
Chanel Carter, Contact, csc@va.gov

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Offers rehabilitation and employment assistance to Veterans.
  • Financial Assistance
    • Provides financial and other forms of assistance to Veterans, their dependents, and survivors.
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