Department of Veterans Affairs Central Offices

The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Central Offices are located at 810 Vermont Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20420. These offices offer the major support elements to the VA's operations in assisting America's veterans.


Veterans Affairs Central Offices Phone Number
Board of Contract Appeals
(202) 273-6753
Board of Veterans' Appeals (202) 565-5436
Center for Minority Veterans (202) 273-6708
Center for Women Veterans (202) 273-5400
Department of Veterans Affairs (800) 827-1000
National Cemetery Administration (800) 827-1000
Office of Employment Discrimination Complaint Adjudication (888) 737-3361
Office of General Counsel (202) 273-6660
Office of Inspector General (800) 488-8244
Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization (800) 949-8387
Special Assistant to the Secretary for Veterans Service Organizations Liaison (202) 273-5400
Veterans Benefits Administration (800) 827-1000
Veterans Health Administration
(202) 273-5400
Veterans Organizations 

There are many organizations that provide a variety of support services to America's veterans. Organizations offer information and assistance in finding counseling services, veterans support groups, legal advice and more. Please note that the links below are provided as a courtesy. The District government is not responsible for the information on websites outside the DC.Gov portal. Inquiries should be made to the sponsoring organizations.

The following are a few of the services and support groups available:


American Ex-Prisoners of War Service Foundation

The mission of the American Ex-Prisoners of War Service Foundation is to assist all American ex-prisoners of war and their widows or widowers in their need for health care, welfare or rehabilitation, and to assist veterans in their efforts to receive just and adequate compensation.

American Legion

As the world's largest veterans organization, the American Legion provides information and assistance to veterans on a wide range of topics, including health, education, pension and burial benefits, post-traumatic stress disorder, Gulf War illness, VA home loans, and Agent Orange exposure.

DC American Legion Posts
American Legion Post #5
2027 North Capitol Street, NE 
Washington, DC  20002
American Legion Post #8
224 D Street, SE
Washington, DC  20003
American Legion Post #15
3408 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20016
American Legion Post #19
2625 34th Street, SE
Washington, DC  20020
American Legion Post #26
P.O. Box 90576
Washington, DC  20018
American Legion Post #29
Washington Police And Fire
3408 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Suite 218
Washington, DC  20016
The American Legion Post #38
2905 McKinley Street, NW
Washington, DC  20015
The American Legion Post #70
Armed Forces Retirement Home
Afrh W. 1318
3700 North Capitol Street, NW
Washington, DC  20011
The American Legion Post #100
3408 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Suite 218
Washington, DC  20016


AMVETS Services

As one of America’s foremost veterans service organizations, AMVETS (or American Veterans) has a proud history of assisting veterans and sponsoring numerous programs that serve our country and its citizens. The helping hand that AMVETS extends to veterans and their families takes many forms, such as counseling on education, disability compensation, employment, hospitalization, rehabilitation, and pensions and quality of life programs administered on both the federal and local level.



Blind Veterans Association


Specifically established to promote the welfare of blinded veterans, the Blind Veterans Association (BVA) offers service programs, groups and benefits to make life easier for blinded veterans. All legally blind veterans are eligible for BVA's help whether they became blind during or after active duty.



Disabled American Veterans 


Disabled American Veterans (DAV), a nonprofit organization of more than one million veterans disabled during time of war or armed conflict, is the official voice of America's service-connected disabled veterans—a strong, insistent voice that represents all of America's 2.1 million disabled veterans, their families and survivors. Its nationwide network of services—free of charge to all veterans and members of their families—is totally supported by membership dues and contributions from the American public. DAV is not a government agency and DAV's national organization receives no government funds.


Foundation for American Veterans

Foundation for American Veterans (FAV), a nonprofit organization, was established to provide various benefits for all veterans regardless of which branch of the military they served. The foundation's main goal is to step in and assist veterans, either through the Veterans hospitals, homeless programs, educational programs, or crisis programs, when local, state, and federal services are not enough.


National Amputation Foundation


Founded by a group of amputee veterans who suffered the loss of limb or limbs in the service of our country in World War I, the National Amputation Foundation was aware of the needs unique to amputees and therefore, dedicated all its efforts to helping all veteran amputees. Since then, the foundation has expanded its facilities to include civilian amputees. The foundation sponsors an Amp-to Amp program. Whenever feasible, an amputee member of the organization who has returned to a normal life visits the new amputee to build morale. The foundation offers a list of support groups for every state and offers booklets and pamphlets of special interest to the amputee. It also accepts donated medical equipment, which is then given out to anyone in need.


National Veterans Legal Services Program

For more than 25 years, the National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) has been helping veterans who, because of the effects of military service, have been unable to share in opportunities available to most Americans.

Non-Commissioned Officers Association

Non-Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA) was established to enhance and maintain the quality of life for non-commissioned and petty officers in all branches of the armed forces, National Guard and Reserves. The association offers its members a wide range of benefits and services designed especially for current and former enlisted service members and their families, including employment assistance, medical and scholarship funds, and a Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) program.


Paralyzed Veterans of America

The Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA), a congressionally chartered veterans service organization founded in 1946, has developed a unique expertise on a wide variety of issues involving the special needs of its members—veterans of the armed forces who have experienced spinal cord injury or dysfunction.


The Retired Enlisted Association

The mission of the Retired Enlisted Association is to enhance the quality of life for uniformed services enlisted personnel, their families and survivors—including active components and all retirees.

The Retired Officers Association

The Retired Officers Association (TROA) offers information for retired military officers on subjects such as educational aid, health issues, veteran and survivor benefits, financial issues, and life insurance. A locator service is also available, as is an online career center (for TROA members).

Veterans Administration—Directory of Veterans Services Organizations

The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) maintains a listing of available veterans services organizations, categorized by charter status and location (state and local).

Veterans of Foreign Wars

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) offers community service programs and special projects to support our nation's active duty military and American veterans. The VFW has service officers to assist any veteran, or their dependents, to obtain federal or state entitlements. Annually, VFW service officers process thousands of veteran's claims, which have resulted in the recovery of hundreds of millions of dollars in disability compensation claims for veterans. Service officers, who must pass rigorous testing and annual certification, also assist veterans in discharge upgrades, record corrections, education benefits and pension eligibility.

The VFW also monitors medical and health issues affecting veterans as well as providing veterans with up-to-date information on diabetes, post-traumatic stress, Agent Orange exposure and Persian Gulf Syndrome.

To help veterans, the VFW Tactical Assessment Center is a 24-hour help line for veterans with questions or concerns about VA entitlements at 1 (800) VFW(839)-1899.


Vietnam Veterans of America

Vietnam Veterans of America's (VVA) goals are to promote and support the full range of issues important to Vietnam veterans, to create a new identity for this generation of veterans, and to change public perception of Vietnam veterans. Information on this site includes guides to VA claim appeals, Agent Orange and post-traumatic stress disorder.


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