How to Check Your VA Benefits

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The Veterans Administration has a variety of benefits for qualified veterans such as health benefits, education benefits and disability compensation. Whether you have a pending claim with the VA or you need to check what benefits you currently have available to you, the VA has a few systems in place that allow you to check benefits.

Call the VA directly and speak to a representative about VA benefits.

Education benefits 888-442-4551

All other VA benefits 800-827-1000

Send the VA a question using the Inquiry Routing and Information System (IRIS) (see Resources). IRIS allows you to send the VA a question regarding the status of a claim for benefits or ask a question about specific VA benefits.


Visit a Veterans Affairs facility to speak to a VA representative in person about VA benefits. VA facilities are in every state and the VA has an online facility locator to help you find the nearest VA facility. Call 800-827-1000 to speak with a VA representative if you need help in locating a VA facility.




About the Author

Evan Salveson has been writing for various websites since August 2009, specializing in the military and health care. Salveson served in the U.S. Navy for eight years, aboard a submarine and as a Navy Instructor. He has a Bachelor of Arts in workforce education from Southern Illinois University. He is currently working towards graduating as a registered nurse.

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