Federal Benefits for Veterans

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Federal Benefits

The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs operates the nation’s largest integrated health care system, with more than 1,700 hospitals, clinics, community living centers, domiciliaries, readjustment counseling centers as well as other facilities.

Veteran Affairs administers a variety of benefits and services that provide financial and other forms of assistance to Service members, veterans, their dependents and survivors.

Veteran Affairs operates 131 national cemeteries in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Burial and memorial benefits are available for eligible service members, veterans and family members.

For additional information on health care, housing, compensation, benefits, education, employment and burials please visit the Veterans Affairs website

Contact the Veteran Affairs regional office in Chicago by calling (312) 980-4470 and (312) 980-4378 or by emailing VETINQUIRIES.VBACHI@va.gov.  

PLEASE NOTE: Any veteran who served on active duty from August 2, 1990 to present is considered a Gulf War Veteran. For more information about benefits available to these veterans, visit the Veteran Affairs website