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64.115 Veterans Information and Assistance
VETERANS BENEFITS ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
38 U.S.C. 512, 314, 315, 316, 701, 7721, 7722, 7723, 7724.
To provide all necessary information and assistance to potential claimants and other interested parties about veterans benefits and to provide locations within each State where this assistance can be obtained.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
Department of Veterans Affairs personnel provide information and assistance on all benefits legislated by the Congress for veterans of the active military, naval or air service of this country (to include the Public Health Service, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and certain World War II Merchant Marines). These include compensation, pension, loan guaranty, vocational rehabilitation and employment, and education, insurance, hospitalization, domiciliary care, outpatient medical and dental treatment, automobiles and specially adapted houses for disabled veterans, burial and survivor's benefits. They help the veteran and dependents file claims, secure supporting evidence and, on request, represent the claimant to the VA adjudicative or medical authorities. Special outreach emphasis is placed on specific target populations. These include the aged, the ill, former prisoners of war, women veterans, recently separated veterans, survivors of service members killed on active duty, and the homeless. Service includes providing information and personal service on matters which affect veterans, but are under the jurisdiction of other Federal, State, county or local agencies.
Applicant Eligibility: Generally, veterans, their dependents and beneficiaries, their representatives or other interested parties.
Pre-application Coordination: All recently discharged or separated veterans are furnished a package of informational materials on the full range of veterans benefits. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Formula and Matching Requirements: Not applicable.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports: Not applicable.
Account Identification: Not identified separately.
During fiscal year 2001, more than 11 million contacts were completed.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
"Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependents," VA Pamphlet 80-00-1, $5.00, available from Superintendent of Documents, P.O. Box 371954, Pittsburgh, PA 15250-7954. The stock number is: 051-000-00220-2. "A Summary of VA Benefits," VA Pamphlet 21-00-1; "Un Resumen De Beneficios Del VA," VA Pamphlet 27-82-2(S); "Veterans Benefits for Older Americans," VA Pamphlet 27-80-2; "Veteran-Student Work-Study Programs," VA Pamphlet 27-80-3.
Regional or Local Office: Application and contact should be made with the Veterans Benefits Administration field offices as shown in Appendix IV of the Catalog under Veterans Benefits Administration.
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS: