Veterans Affairs

We assist veterans, surviving spouses, and children obtain benefits - service connected disability claims, Non-Service Connected pension claims, Death claims (Grave marker, Burial Benefits), Life Insurance, Education, Health Care, Scholarships, etc. from veterans Affairs or other agencies.  North Carolina awards approximately 300 full scholarships each year to children of North Carolina wartime veterans.

Veterans National Caregiver Support Line

Caregivers are the family members and loved ones who provide care for Veterans who are living with the effects of war, disability, chronic illness, or aging.  They deserve VA's highest level of support.  On February 1, 2011, the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) is opening a toll-free National Caregiver Support Line housed at the Canandaigua VA Medical Center campus in Canandaigua, New York.  The support line will serve as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans and others seeking caregiver information to help in the care of our Nation's Veterans.  Calls to the National Caregiver Support Line will be answered by VA employees who are licensed clinical social workers.

The Support Line will provide information on VA/Community Caregiver Support resources and "warm" referral to dedicated Caregiver Support Coordinators located in every VA Medical Center; emotional support for the caregiver will be an integral component of this service.  The National Caregiver Sport Line is also available to respond to inquiries about the caregiver benefits associated with Public Law 111-163, Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010.

The National Caregiver Support Line will be open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. eastern.  The National Caregiver Support Line Toll-Free Number is 1-855-260-3274.

We hope to enlist your help in getting the word out about the VA Caregiver Support Line Toll-Free Number on your websites by posting a Web banner on your organization's website.  Instructions to obtain the available Web banners are listed below.  We ask that you wait to post the Web banner on your Web site until February 1st when the line will be officially open.

Please also see VA's updated caregiver website: www.caregiver.va.gov

If you have questions or would like additional information, please feel free to contact Deborah Amdur, Chief Consultant, Care Management and Social Work at 202-461-7063 or Health Mahoney-Gleason, Caregiver Support Program Manager at 202-461-6072.