There are a lot of misconceptions and misinformation about "The VA".
It is helpful to understand that the U.S. Department of Veterans
Affairs is made of up three distinct administrations:
of these administrations have discrete goals that influence how they
approach and work with veterans. As a student veteran it is
important you know that education benefits are a VBA service, like
compensation and pension, or a VA Home Loan Guarantee. If you are
eligible to apply for VHA (VA Form 10-10EZ),
you may gain access to health care at the VA Hospital in White River
Junction, VT or at the local Community Based Outreach Clinic (CBOC) in
Burlington. If you believe you may be eligible for benefits, it
is very worthwhile to reach out to a Veteran Service Officer or
organization like the Veterans of Foreign Wars, or American Legion, to
discuss your options.
The State of Vermont has a Vermont Office of Veterans Affairs (VOVA)
which is different from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. VOVA
is located in Montpelier, VT and can help you get a copy of your
DD-214, apply for compensation or pension, and provide assistance
finding work after graduation.
The nearest VHA Clinic is:
VA Burlington Lakeside Clinic
128 Lakeside Ave. Suite 260
Burlington, VT 05401
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