Veteran Benefits & Assistance

Originally founded in 1899 as the American Veterans of Foreign Service, the Veterans of Foreign Wars continues to be a voice for returning and currently deployed service members and their families. The Veterans of Foreign Wars is dedicated to supporting those who sacrifice so much for this country, veterans, service members in the US Armed Forces, and their families.

Contact a VFW Representative for Help With VA Benefits & Claims. At our
Post the Service Officer is Brian Hopf. He can be contacted at 919-453-4134, or You can also use the CONTACT feature on this website.
In addition, the VA has announced the creation of a phone number intended to be used as a single point of contact for all VA related inquiries. The new phone number, 1-800-MyVA411 (1-800-698-2411) is available 24/7 and offers comprehensive assistance to veterans. For more information, click here.
*** PLEASE NOTE *** Some of the resources listed below link to companies that charge a fee for their services. While we have done our best to screen for reputable companies only, we strongly urge you to do your own due diligence research on the company and its reputation before you contact them and sign up for any services.

  Addiction Treatment Information
   Live Free Recovery - This site is specific for New Hampshire, but contains much valuable information.
   Substance Use Treatment for Veterans
   Substance Abuse Resources for Veterans and Their Families
   Addiction Guide - US Military Veterans & Addiction
  Federal Benefits for Veterans & Dependents
    A-Z Benefits Information
    Burial Benefits
         VA Survivor's and Burial Benefits Kit
         Memorial Items
    Community-Based VA Vet Centers
         Raleigh Vet Center
    Health Care Benefits
    Home Loans
         Interest Rate Reduction Refinancing Loan
    Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
    PTSD - National Center for PTSD
    Life Insurance Benefits
    OEF / OIF Service Members
    "Salute America's Heroes" Resource Network
    Survivor & Dependent Benefits
    VA Benefits and Services
  Apply for VA Benefits Online
    Check the status of your VA claim online
  2021 Disability Benefit Calculator
  VA Benefit Rates
Benefits & Claims - North Carolina Department of Military & Veterans Affairs
  Education and Training
  Health Care
    Grand Valley State University Wounded Warrior Traumatic Brain Injury Project
    Medical Alert Systems for Seniors
    National Center for PTSD
    Physical Disability Board of Review (PDBR)
    TRICARE Benefit Info
    TRICARE For Life Info from
    Asbestos Exposure & Mesothelioma
         Learn About Mesothelioma from
         Mesothelioma and Veterans from
         Veterans & Mesothelioma Cancer Guide from  
         Veterans & Mesothelioma Support Guide from  
  Laws Protecting Veterans with Service-Connected Disabilities
  Long-Term Care
    Aid & Attendance Benefit
    Armed Forces Retirement Home, Eligibility and Information
    Family Caregiver Program for Post-9/11 Veterans

Medical Foster Care Program, Geriatrics & Extended Care
   Memory Care (From
     Memory Care in North Carolina
     What is a Memory Care Facility
     When to Consider Memory Care
     What to Expect in Memory Care
  Google Resources for Veterans & Families
National Resource Directory, Benefits & Compensation
  Service-Connected Disabilities
    Service-Connected Disabilities
         Diseases Associated with Agent Orange Exposure
              Agent Orange Health Care Registry Exam for Veterans
              Agent Orange Herbicide Tests & Storage Outside of Vietnam
              Agent Orange, Military Benefits,
              Korean Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange (Between 1968 to 1971)
         Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses
              Illnesses Related to Gulf War Service
              Gulf War Health Care Registry Exam for Veterans
              VA Recognizes 'Presumptive' Illnesses in Iraq & Afghanistan
    Physical Disability Board of Review (PDBR)
    VA Board of Veterans' Appeals
  Priority of Service for Veterans and Eligible Spouses
  Start Your Own Business
  North Carolina Department of Military & Veteran Affairs

VA Board of Veterans' Appeals
  VA Burial Benefits Compensation
    Military Burial Benefits, Office of the Secretary of Defense
    Types of Headstones & Markers Available
  VA Pension Benefits
  VA Disability Compensation Benefits
  VA eBenefits
  VA Life Insurance
  VA Transition and Care Management (OEF/OIF/OND)
  VA Veteran Readiness & Employment (VR&E)
  VA Web Automated Reference Material System (WARMS)
  VFW Veterans Services
  VFW Emergency Financial Aid (Unmet Needs) Program
  VFW Mental Wellness Campaign
  VFW National Veterans Service (NVS)
  VFW Student Veteran Support
  Air Force Aid Society
  American Red Cross
  Army Emergency Relief
  Cell Phone, Government Supported
  Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund
  Civilian Health & Medical Program of the VA (CHAMPVA)
  Coast Guard Mutual Assistance
  Family & Caregiver Support, National Resource Directory
  Financial Assistance for Mortgage or Rent Payments
  Goodwill Industries
  Help for Homeless Veterans
  Homeless Assistance, National Resource Directory
  Homeless Vet 24 Hour Hotline (VA) 1-877-4AID VET
  Homeless Veterans, VA
  Legal Services and Veterans Treatment Court, SCRA and USERRA Laws
  Legal Services ABA Pro Bono
  Legal Resources for Veterans, Google Search
  National Guard Family/Community Outreach & Partnerships
  Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
  Salvation Army Veterans Services
  Service Members Civil Relief Act
  Service Members Civil Relief Act, Overview,
  Shelter Directory for North Carolina
  Social Security Administration online
  Social Security Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool (BEST)
  United Way, North Carolina 2-1-1
  United Way, Nationwide 2-1-1
  Veterans' Organizations
  Volunteers of America
  Wake County Northern Regional Center
  Warrior Care, DoD & VA Resources Site
  Wounded Warrior Traumatic Brain Injury Project, Grand Rapids, MI

  Census News
  Hiring People with Criminal Record
  Historical Documents of Interest to Veterans
  Laws Protecting Veterans with Service-Connected Disabilities
  Locating Veterans & Service Members
  Military Discharge, Upgrade Application
  Military Records & Discharges, Correction Application
  National Gravesite Locator
  Prior Service Connected Medical Issues
  Priority of Service for Veterans and Eligible Spouses
  Replacement Military Records
  Replacement Medical Records
  Replacement Military Awards & Decorations (National Archives)
  Social Security Credit for Military Service (1957 - 2001)
  U.S. Dept of Justice - Rights of Servicemembers and Veterans
  VA Board of Veterans' Appeals
  Veteran Data and Information
  Women Veterans

   VFW Student Veteran Support
   GI Bill Benefits
   College Planning Guide for Students with Learning Disabilities from