Advocacy Groups

Below is a list of groups that have advocates to assist you in finding all the benefits you have earned, and are afforded to you.

Coalition to Heal Invisible Wounds   “Established in 2017, the Coalition to Heal Invisible Wounds (the “Coalition”) brings together leading non-profit organizations that seek to advance a comprehensive research-focused advocacy agenda to address the invisible wounds of war—post-traumatic stress (PTS) and traumatic brain injury (TBI)—as well as to address significant comorbid conditions such as pain and substance use disorders, all of which are known to dramatically increase the risk of suicide among Veterans and service members.  The ultimate goal of the Coalition’s advocacy efforts is better treatments, improved quality of life, new cures, and a reduction in the rate of suicide among Veterans and service members.”

Military One Source -   (800)342-9647  "YOUR SUPPORT WHEN MILLIFE HAPPENS Military OneSource from the Department of Defense is your 24/7 gateway to trusted information, resources and confidential help. When MilLife happens, it’s your “first line of support” — giving service members and military families tools to stay well and thrive."

Paralyzed Veterans of America -   (800)424-8200   TTY  (800-795-4327  Advocacy and assistance for paralyzed Veterans with benefits, housing and adaptive vehicles.

The American Legion   Customer Service (800)433-3318 ; MyLegion (833)253-9995 (Toll free).  "The American Legion is built on a promise from men and women who swore with their lives to defend and protect the United States through military service. The promise begins at enlistment, grows through training and discipline in the U.S. Armed Forces and continues after discharge, as veterans in service to community, state and nation.   In times of crisis, The American Legion steps into the turmoil and fights to provide needed assistance for others. Veterans in need of advocates to help them achieve meaningful careers, educations, health-care services, friends and stable homes are supported every day, free of charge, by The American Legion."

U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs - ;     Benefit Hotline: (800) 827-1000; MyVA411 (800)698-2411  "The Department of Veterans Affairs runs programs benefiting veterans and members of their families. It offers education opportunities and rehabilitation services and provides compensation payments for disabilities or death related to military service, home loan guaranties, pensions, burials, and health care that includes the services of nursing homes, clinics, and medical centers.

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Veterans Angels -  (888)319-1117 “Veterans Angels, Inc.'s mission is to provide senior veterans and their families information and support in applying for the VA benefit to help with the cost of care.”

Veterans of Foreign Wars - ;  (833)839-8387  "The VFW offers a wide range of assistance programs aimed at helping veterans of every generation. Whether that means providing free, professional help filing or appealing a VA claim, offering scholarships for post-secondary education or providing emergency financial relief when times get tough, the VFW is there for America's veterans." 

Vets Guardian ~  (833)577-8387  “Our mission is to help Veterans achieve the maximum VA rating they have earned through their honorable service to the nation."