The Official web site of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. This should be the starting point for any veteran just getting started with the VA. Veterans Services lists a wide ranging list of areas to pursue.
My HealtheVet is the VA’s online personal health record. It was designed for veterans, active duty service members, their dependents and caregivers. My HealtheVet helps you partner with your healthcare team. It provides you opportunities and tools to make informed decisions and manage your health care. Specific features in My HealtheVet are available to you based on your account type. All users who have a basic account are able to view their self-entered information. If you are a VA patient, you can upgrade your account to advanced or premium. These do not require payment but rather are based on levels of authentication assigned.
eBenefits is a portal; a central location for veterans, service members, and their families to research, find, access, and, in time, manage their benefits and personal information. eBenefits offers:
- A personalized workspace called My Dashboard that provides quick access to eBenefits tools. Using eBenefits tools, you can complete various tasks. You can apply for benefits, download your DD 214, and view your benefits status, in addition to other actions as needed. This workspace is available to you once you have created an eBenefits account
We want to give veterans or their loved ones the information and support they need if they are battling with mental and/or substance abuse issues:
- Veterans’ Mental Health Issues looks at depression among veterans, PTSD in military veterans, anxiety after military service, co-occurring disorders and substance abuse treatment and mental health assistance for veterans.
- Alcohol Abuse Among Veterans discusses the culture of alcohol abuse within the military, the connection between PTSD & alcohol abuse, provides statistics and a list of FAQs regarding alcohol abuse in military personnel and veterans.
- Specialized Recovery Programs for Veterans provides statistics of U.S. veterans with substance addiction, understanding how mental health and chronic pain effect addiction, finding treatment at AAC and other support groups for veterans.
- Links to other sites that provide information about military and Veteran benefits: