Veterans Service Organizations

Getting Local Help

You can always file a claim online with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). However, you should also consider the range of free services from your county Veterans Service Organization (VSO). They are trained and certified to interview you and find all of what you and your family have earned through your service, even if you served in peacetime and never left the states. They file your claim for you, using the key phrases the VA looks for to approve (or deny) your claim. Most VSOs will know of additional services available from your local government and nonprofits.

If you don’t have a county-run VSO close to you, search for Accredited VSOs such as the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, and others. When you find an organization you like, get in touch to see if they have services in your area.

Contact Your State VSO Office Below

Alabama

Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs
RSA Union, 100 South Union – Suite 850
Montgomery, AL 36130
Phone: (334) 242-5077
Fax: (334) 242-5102

Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs

Alaska

Alaska Department of Veterans Affairs
4600 Debarr Road, Suite 180
Anchorage, AK 99508
Phone: (907) 334-0874
Fax: (907) 334-0869

Alaska Department of Veterans Affairs

Arizona

Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services
3839 North Third Street, Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Phone: (602) 234-8415
Fax: (602) 255-1038

Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services

Arkansas

Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs
501 Woodlane Drive, Suite 230C
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: (501) 683-1376
Fax: (501) 682-4833

Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs

California

California Department of Veterans Affairs
1227 O Street, Room 300
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 653-2158
Fax: (916) 653-2456

California Department of Veterans Affairs

Colorado

Colorado Division of Veteran Affairs
1355 South Colorado Blvd. Suite 113
Denver, CO 80222
Phone: 303-284-6077
Fax: 303-284-3163

Colorado Division of Veteran Affairs

Connecticut

Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs
287 West Street
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
Phone: (860) 616-3603
Fax: (860) 616-3532

Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs

Delaware

Delaware Commission of Veterans Affairs
802 Silver Lake Blvd, Suite 100
Dover, DE 19904
Phone: (302) 739-2792
Fax: (302) 739-2794

Delaware Commission of Veterans Affairs

Florida

Florida Department of Veterans Affairs
11351 Ulmerton Road, Rm 311-K
Largo, FL 33778-1630
Phone: (727) 518-3202 Ext 5594
Fax: (727) 518-3403

Florida Department of Veterans Affairs

Georgia

Georgia Department of Veterans Service
Floyd Veterans Memorial Building Suite E-966
Atlanta, GA 30334-4800
Phone: (404) 656-2312
Fax: (404) 656-7006

Georgia Department of Veterans Service

Hawaii

Office of Veterans Services
459 Patterson Road, E-Wing, Room 1-A103
Honolulu, HI 96819-1522
Phone: (808) 433-0420
Fax: (808) 433-0385

Office of Veterans Services

Idaho

Idaho Division of Veterans Services
351 Collins Road
Boise, Idaho 83702
Phone: (208) 780-1300
Fax: (208) 780-1301

Idaho Division of Veterans Services

Illinois

Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs
P.O. Box 19432, 833 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL 62794
Springfield Office: (217) 785-4114
Fax: (217) 524-0344

Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs

Indiana

Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs
302 W. Washington Street Room E-120
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: (317) 232-3910
Fax: (317) 232-7721

Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs

Iowa

Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs
Camp Dodge Building 3465, 7105 NW 70th Avenue
Johnston, IA 50131-1824
Phone: (515) 727-3444
Fax: (515) 727-3713

Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs

Kansas

Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs
Jayhawk Tower, 700 S.W. Jackson Street
Topeka, KS 66603-3150
Phone: (785) 296-3976
Fax: (785) 296-1462

Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs

Kentucky

Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs
NGAKY Bldg. 1111B Louisville Road
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: (502) 564-9203
Fax: (502) 564-9240

Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs

Louisiana

Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs
602 North 5th Street Capitol Station
Baton Rouge, LA 70804
Phone: (225) 219-5001
Fax: (225) 922-0511

Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs

Maine

Maine Bureau of Veterans Services
State House Station #117
Augusta, ME 04333-0117
Phone: (207) 430-6035
Fax: (207) 626-4471

Maine Bureau of Veterans Services

Maryland

Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs
The Wineland Building, 16 Francis Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone: (410) 260-3838
Fax: (410) 216-7928

Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs

Massachusetts

Massachusetts Department of Veterans Affairs
600 Washington Street, 7th Floor
Boston, MA 02111
Phone: (617) 210-5480
Fax: (617) 210-5755

Massachusetts Department of Veterans Affairs

Michigan

Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency
3411 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: (517)-481-7646
Fax: (517) 284-5295

Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency

Minnesota

Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Service Building, 20 West 12th Street
St. Paul, MN 55155
Phone: (651) 757-1555
Fax: (651) 757-1539

Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs

Mississippi

Mississippi State Veterans Affairs Board
3466 Highway 80 East, Post Office Box 5947
Pearl, MS 39288-5947
Phone: (601) 576-4850
Fax: 601-576-4868

Mississippi State Veterans Affairs Board

Missouri

Missouri Veterans Commission
Post Office Drawer 147
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0147
Phone: (573) 751-3779
Fax: (573)751-6836

Missouri Veterans Commission

Montana

Montana Veterans Affairs Division
1956 Mt. Majo St., PO Box 4789
Fort Harrison, MT 59636
Phone: (406) 324-3742
Fax: (406) 324-3745

Montana Veterans Affairs Division

Nebraska

Nebraska Department of Veterans Affairs
Post Office 95026
Lincoln, NE 68509-5026
Phone: (402) 471-3156
Fax: (402) 471-2491

Nebraska Department of Veterans Affairs

Nevada

Nevada Department of Veterans Services
6880 S. McCarran Blvd., Suite 2
Reno, NV 89509
Phone: (775) 688-1653
Fax: (775) 688-1656

Nevada Department of Veterans Services

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Office of Veterans Services
275 Chestnut Street, Room 517
Manchester, NH 03101-2411
Phone: (603) 624-9230, X 302
Fax: (603) 624-9236

New Hampshire Office of Veterans Services

New Jersey

New Jersey Dept of Veterans Affairs
Eggerts Crossing Road, P.O. Box 340
Trenton, NJ 08625-0340
Phone: (609) 530-7045
Fax: (609) 530-7191

New Jersey Dept of Veterans Affairs

New Mexico

New Mexico Department of Veterans Services
Post Office Box 2324
Santa Fe, NM 87509
Phone: (505) 827-6300
Fax: (505) 827-6372

New Mexico Department of Veterans Services

New York

New York State Division of Veterans Affairs
2 Empire State Plaza, 17th Floor
Albany, NY 12223-1551
Phone: (518) 474-6114
FAX: (518) 474-6924

New York State Division of Veterans Affairs

North Carolina

Department of Veterans Affairs
413 North Salisbury Street
Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone: (844)-624-8387
Fax: (984)-204-8343

Department of Veterans Affairs

North Dakota

Department of Veterans Affairs
P.O. Box 9003
Fargo, ND 58106
Phone: (701) 239-7165
Fax: (701) 239-7166

Department of Veterans Affairs

Ohio

Ohio Department of Veterans Services
77 South High Street, 7th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 644-0898
Fax: (614) 728-9498

Ohio Department of Veterans Services

Oklahoma

Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs
2132 NE 36th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
Phone: (405)-523-4000
Fax: (405) 521-6533

Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs

Oregon

Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs
700 Summer Street, NE
Salem, Oregon 97310-1285
Phone: (503-373-2388
Toll Free: 1 (800) 828-8801

Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Dept of Military Affairs
Fort Indiantown Gap, Building S-O-47
Annville, Pennsylvania 17003-5002
Phone: (800)-547-2838
Fax: (717) 861-8589

Pennsylvania Dept of Military Affairs

Rhode Island

Office of Veterans Affairs
560 Jefferson Blvd, Suite 206
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: (401) 921-2119 x3
Fax: (401) 254-2320

Office of Veterans Affairs

South Carolina

South Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs
1205 Pendleton Street, Suite 463
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (803) 734-0200/0203
Fax: (803) 734-0241

South Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs

South Dakota

South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs
425 E. Capitol Ave.
Pierre, SD 57501
Phone: (605) 773-3269
Fax: (605) 773-5380

South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs

Tennessee

Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs
312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: (615) 741-1959
Fax: (615) 741-5056

Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs

Texas

Texas Veterans Commission
P.O. Box 12277
Austin, TX 78711-2277
Phone: (800)-252-8387
Fax: (512) 475-2395

Texas Veterans Commission

Utah

Department of Veterans Affairs
550 Foothill Boulevard, Room 105
Salt Lake City, UT 84113
Phone: (801) 326-2372
Fax: (801) 326-2369

Department of Veterans Affairs

Vermont

Vermont Office of Veterans Affairs
118 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05620-4401
Phone: (802) 828-3379
Fax: (802) 828-5932

Vermont Office of Veterans Affairs

Virginia

Virginia Department of Veterans Services
900 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (804) 786-0286
Fax: (804) 786-0302

Virginia Department of Veterans Services

Washington DC

DC Office of Veterans Affairs
1 Judiciary Square, 441 4th St NW
Washington DC 20001
Phone: (202) 724-4010
Fax: (202) 724-7117

Washington DC

West Virginia

West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance
1514-B Kanawha Blvd. East
Charleston, WV 25311
Phone: (304) 558-3661
Fax: (304) 558-3662

West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance

Wisconsin

Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs
201 W. Washington Ave. PO Box 7843
Madison, Wisconsin 53707
Phone: (608) 266-1315
Fax: (608) 264-7616

Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs

Wyoming

Wyoming Veterans’ Commission
5410 Bishop Boulevard
Cheyenne, WY 82009
Phone: (307) 777-8151
Fax: (307) 777-8150

Wyoming Military Department