Veterans Affairs Information

The Department of Veterans Affairs website is packed with information and resources veterans rely on for receiving benefits, employment & training and health advice. While it has nearly everything you’ll need when applying for benefits, the massive VA website is not always well-organized and it can easily become overwhelming when searching for forms and information.


The VA has very specific requirements when applying for benefits and you may be denied the coverage you need if you submit incomplete, inaccurate or missing paperwork. Luckily, the volunteers at VHBM will help guide you through your application or appeals process and we’ll provide the assistance and information you’ll need to submit a thorough and completed form.


Our Veterans Affairs Information page below includes some of the most frequently used resources veterans can use in an easy-to-read format. These commonly used forms, phone number and resources will help you get started in the application process. Please contact us with any questions or if you require assistance before submitting any documentation to the VA.

Most Requested Forms

We’ve gathered together some of the most commonly requested forms veterans will need when filing for new benefits or for managing current benefits. Click each link below and you’ll be redirected to the appropriate form directly available from the Veterans Affairs website.

You’ll need a current version of Adobe Acrobat Reader to view or download PDF documents from the Veterans Affairs website. 

Helpful Contact Numbers


Department of Veterans Affairs Benefits and Services [Main Office]
1-800-827-1000 (Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 9:00 pm ET)


Health Care Benefits:


Education (GI Bill):


Special Health Issues – Gulf War/Agent Orange/Project Shad/Mustard Agents and Lewisite/Ionizing Radiation:


National Call Center for Homeless Veterans:


Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSA):


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:


Veterans Crisis Line:


DoD SafeHelpline for Victims of Sexual Assault:

Additional Resources for Veterans

At VHBM, we’re constantly finding helpful information we like to share with our vets and their family. There are several other websites, bulletins and resources we rely on that you can use to get updated news and information, veteran legislation and benefits updates. If you have a resource you’d like to share, contact us and we’ll consider adding it to our site to share with others!


Web Automated Reference Material System (WARMS)

This consolidated information provides public access to VA benefits policies and procedures issued in the form of manuals, directives, and handbooks. Use this as your main guide when applying for or appealing your benefits with the Department of Veterans Affairs.


Veterans Benefits State-By-State

Everyone knows about the federal benefits available to veterans, but did you know many states also offer great benefits to their veterans? Check out this comprehensive list compiled by and learn about state benefits ranging from free college and employment resources to free hunting and fishing licenses. Most states also offer tax breaks for their veterans and specialized license plates, some states even provide their veterans with cash bonuses just for serving in the military.


Retiree Assistance Office (RAO) Bulletins

These helpful veteran bulletins, compiled by James Tichacek and published by Michael Isam, are published on the 1st and 15th of each month. They contain updated information on benefits amendments by state, current veteran legislations in the House & Senate and other information that veterans and retiree’s may find beneficial.

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