VA HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

 

 

VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System North Las Vegas VA Medical Center 6900 North Pecos Road North Las Vegas, NV 89086 (702)-791-9000 http://www.lasvegas.va.gov/. 

 

VA Community Resource and Referral Center (CRRC) 916 West Owens Avenue Las Vegas, NV 89106 (702) 791-9077 (Veterans in need must start here) Enrollment, and initial screenings here are the first step to get veterans the assistance and healthcare they need. Enrollment may also be accomplished at the VA Hospital or clinics. 

 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration -- SAMHSA leads efforts to ensure that American service men and women and their families can access behavioral health treatment and services.

 

TRICARE -- A major component of the Defense Department's military health system, TRICARE is a health care program that serves active duty members, military retirees and their families.

Call 1-877-988-9378.

 

VA Psychosocial Rehab Recovery Center 3525 West Cheyenne Avenue, North Las Vegas, NV 89032 (702) 791-9060

 

VA Women’s Health Center, VAMC New location on the 3rd floor in 3A 333 in the South West corner. Follow the signs toward Renal, Dialysis, Compensation & Pension. The center is at the end of the hallway. The direct number for the Women's Health Center is (702) 791-9176

 

VA My Healthy Vet your own personal account to manage your health care. Order prescriptions, correspond with you primary care provider. www.myhealthyvet.org.

 

VA Veterans Health Library Can help you with information for a healthier life. Check out your current problem and what is available to help you with it. www.veteranshealthlibrary.org. 

 

 

VETERAN BENEFITS_________________________________ 

 

VA Benefits: (800) 827-1000 (same number, worldwide)

 

Life Insurance: VA’s life insurance programs were developed to provide financial security for your family given the extraordinary risks involved in military service. (800) 669-8477 

 

Nevada VA Regional Benefits Office - 5460 Reno Corporate Drive, Reno, NV 89511 Phone: (800) 827-1000 (This is a number anywhere in the country) Advise that you go in person to the VAMC Benefits Office for General questions. For claims, go through your Veteran Service Officer.

 

Las Vegas Benefits Office - Las Vegas 6900 N. Pecos Rd., Rm. 1C237 North Las Vegas, NV 89086 (702) 224-6025 OR 791-9000, Ext. 46025 This is where most Accredited Veteran Services Officer work from in our area to assist with disability and other claims. Walk in, sign up. Education, Training, Home Loan Guaranties, etc., can be handled here. Pick up your VA benefits booklet here. 

 

USA VA Regional Benefits Offices - This site is a storehouse of facility and key staff information within 1881 VA facilities, maintained on a regular basis by editors and administrators nationwide throughout the VA network. Designed for ease-of-use, this site categorizes information for browsing by state and administration, as well as by viewing through an interactive map of the United States

 

VA Home Loan Guaranties VA Regional Loan Center Phoenix (888) 869-0194 www.vba.va.gov/ro/phoenix/RLC_Main.htm

 

Nevada -Veterans Advocacy and Support Office (VAST) for NDVS Las Vegas (702) 224-6025 OR 791-9000, Ext. 46025 FAX (702) 224-6927 6900 N. Pecos Rd., Rm. 1C237, North Las Vegas, NV, 89086 (located at the New VA Hospital in North Las Vegas) Numbers above may be used for making an appointment with a NDVS National Service Officer to assist with disability claims, pensions, aid and attendance and other VA and State benefits. 

 

Mesquite Veterans Services NDVS Mesquite Veterans Center VVA 840 Hafen Lane, Mesquite, NV Schedule a Service officer appointment with Pamela (775) 688-1653 or Barbara (775)321-4880 Kudos to NDVS getting a grant to transport Mesquite Veterans to the N Las Vegas VAMC.

 

Nye County Veteran Services Pahrump Office 1981 E Calvada Blvd North Suite 10 Pahrump, NV 89048 Ph: (775) 751-6372 (888) 924-4308Brandi Matheny, Veteran Service Officer bmatheny@co.nye.nv.us. Tonopah Office Ph: (775) 688-1653 (702) 224-6025 (appointments once a month for outreach) . 

 

 

 

VA CLAIMS RESOURCES_______________________________

 

Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors 2014 Online Edition

 

VA Forms Online: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/

 

Veterans Benefits Administration: http://www.vba.va.gov/VBA/

Agent Orange registry: http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange/

 

Compensation Rate Tables: http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Rates/comp01.htm

 

Disability Examination Worksheets: http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/benefits/exams/index.htm

 

Gulf War Registry: http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/gulfwar/

 

 

 

EMPLOYMENT RESOURSES_______________________________

America's Heroes at Work --This Labor Department program provides job assistance to returning service members living with traumatic brain injury and/or post traumatic stress disorder. 1-866-487-2365. Employers who seek assistance related to job accommodations for veterans with disabilities can call 1-800-526-7234 or TTy: 877-781-9403.

 

CareerOneStop -- Sponsored by the Labor Department, here is another option for veterans who are searching for employment services, including links for veterans who want to become teachers or join the construction industry. 1-877-348-0502 or TTy: 1-877-348-0501.

 

Gold Card --This program, a joint effort of the Labor Department's Employment and Training Administration and the Veterans' Employment and Training Service, provides unemployed post-9/11 era veterans with job readiness skills, career guidance and referrals to jobs and training.  1-877-872-5627 or TTy: 1-877-889-5627.

 

Goodwill of Southern Nevada -- Goodwill of Southern Nevada's Veteran Integration Program enables veterans to receive job services from a Goodwill team member who is also a veteran.


Helmets to Hardhats -- As a nonprofit organization, Helmets to Hardhats helps veterans enter the building and construction industry. 866-741-6210 (Monday-Friday 5 a.m. to 2 p.m.).

Hire Heros USA -- This nonprofit organization provides free employment services for veterans.

Hiring Our Heroes -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation sponsors this program, which helps find jobs for veterans, transitioning service members and their spouses. Website tools include help with resumes, connection with a mentor, and location of hiring fairs and employment workshops. 

202-463-5631 (executive offices).

My Next Move for Veterans -- The Labor Department sponsors My Next Move for Veterans, whose website is intended to help veterans make smart decisions about the careers they pursue.

Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation --   The state's Employment Security Division uses this website to provide information on job referral and placement for vets. 702-486-6632.

Outlook Foundation -- The tax-exempt foundation issues computers to veterans returning from deployment with the hope that it will help those men and women reconnect with their communities. 702 -380-4006

Troops to Teachers -- Sponsored by the Defense Department, this website gives military personnel the information they need to pursue teaching careers. 1-800-231-6242

U.S. Department of Labor -- Job-related links for vets can be found here. 1-866-487-2365 (Monday-Friday 5 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Veteran Recruiting -- This website helps match employers with veterans and their spouses who are looking for jobs.

VetSuccess -- This Veterans Affairs website bills itself as a one-stop site for veterans seeking employment.

 

 

 

HOUSING &

FINANCIAL AID____________________________

 

Edward Kline Memorial Homeless Veterans Fund -- Veterans facing poverty or homelessness who have contacted the Veterans Administration may be eligible for a screening process at which time they will receive a stable place to live for up to 10 days with three meals a day, and access to public transportation and clothing. 702-560-1748.

Nevada Military Support Alliance -- The tax-exempt alliance provides comfort and support, both personal and financial, to the families and survivors of fallen patriots who lost their lives in a combat zone.

Operation Homefront Nevada -- This organization provides emergency financial assistance and other resources for families of service members and wounded warriors.

1-866-642-3148 or 702-449-9987.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development -- This HUD web link provides information for veterans on housing-related resources. Also included are links for homeless vets

(1-877-424-3838) and for veterans' job opportunities. 702-366-2100 (Las Vegas HUD field office).

U.S. Vets -- Homeless and at-risk veterans receive help with housing, counseling, career development and job placement through this nonprofit organization. The first web link is to the national organization. 213-542-2600. The second link is to the Las Vegas chapter, which can be contacted at 702-366-0456.

Veteran's Village Las Vegas -- This website provides information on a retrofitted downtown motel that serves as transitional housing for veterans. Also offered are job placement resources, access to medical services from Veterans Affairs and other providers, career and life planning counseling and transportation services. 702-624-5792.

 

VASH Program - The HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program combines Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) rental assistance for homeless Veterans with case management and clinical services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  VA provides these services for participating Veterans at VA medical centers (VAMCs) and community-based outreach clinics.

 

SSVF - Under the SSVF program, VA awards grants to private non-profit organizations and consumer cooperatives who can provide supportive services to very low-income Veteran families living in or transitioning to permanent housing. Grantees provide eligible Veteran families with outreach, case management, and assistance in obtaining VA and other benefits, which may include: ŸHealth care services Ÿ- Daily living services -Ÿ Personal financial planning services Ÿ- Transportation services Ÿ- Fiduciary and payee services Ÿ- Legal services -Ÿ Child care services -Ÿ Housing counseling services. In addition, grantees may also provide time-limited payments to third parties (e.g., landlords, utility companies, moving companies, and licensed child care providers) if these payments help Veteran families stay in or acquire permanent housing on a sustainable basis.   List of SSVF Providers by State (Excel Doc)

 

Homeless Veteran Stand Downs - Stand Downs are typically one- to three-day events providing supplies and services to homeless Veterans, such as food, shelter, clothing, health screenings and VA Social Security benefits counseling. Veterans can also receive referrals to other assistance such as health care, housing solutions, employment, substance use treatment and mental health counseling. They are collaborative events, coordinated between local VA Medical Centers, other government agencies and community-based homeless service providers.

 

National Coalition for Homeless Veterans - The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV) is the resource and technical assistance center for a national network of community-based service providers and local, state and federal agencies that provide emergency and supportive housing, food, health services, job training and placement assistance, legal aid and case management support for hundreds of thousands of homeless veterans each year.

 

SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS__________________________

 

The American Legion -- Chartered by Congress in 1919, the American Legion is a veterans organization that mentors youth, sponsors community programs, advocates patriotism and honor, and promotes strong national security. 317-630-1223.

 

Army Women's Foundation -- The foundation honors women who served in the Army or continue to do so, and also supports the Army Women's Museum at Fort Lee, Va. 804-734-3078.
 

Blinded Veterans Association -- The association helps veterans and their families meet and overcome the challenges of blindness. 1-800-669-7079, 202-371-8880.

 

Disabled American Veterans -- This tax-exempt advocacy and assistance organization has been aiding vets since 1920.  Your Local DAV National Service Officer (NSO) will help you file a claim and stick with you all through the process, because no veteran should have to go at it alone.. 1-877-426-2838.

 

Horses4Heroes -- Based in Las Vegas, Horses4Heroes is an equestrian service organization for troops, veterans, first responders and their families. The organization provides recreational, instructional and health and wellness equestrian programs for all ages and riding levels.  702-645-8446.

 

National League of POW/MIA Families -- The nonprofit organization, incorporated in 1970, seeks "the release of all prisoners, the fullest possible accounting for the missing and repatriation of all recoverable remains of those who died serving our nation during the Vietnam War." 703-465-7432.

Nevada Veterans Foundation -- The foundation, run by a board that represents a variety of veterans and civic organizations, is seeking funds for a respite home in the Las Vegas area for family members of hospitalized veterans. Richard Small, chairman, 702-513-0215.

Veterans of Foreign Wars -- http://www.vfw.org/  This advocacy organization works to build camaraderie among veterans who were engaged in overseas conflicts. 

816-756-3390 or 202-543-2239. The second link enables web users to find a VFW post close to where they live.

 

Vietnam Veterans of America -- Founded in 1978, Vietnam Veterans of America is the only national Vietnam veterans organization congressionally chartered and exclusively dedicated to Vietnam-era veterans and their families. VVA is organized as a not-for-profit corporation and is tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(19) of the Internal Revenue Service Code 1-800-882-1316.

 

Albert L. Thombs Jr.

Accredited Veterans Claims Agent #57654

athombs@VADisabilityAdvocate.com

Office: 702-209-5722

Fax: 702-483-5900

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