Veterans Health Administration, Altoona - James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center - Social Services
Veterans Health Administration, Altoona - James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center
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Helps veterans and their families with problems associated with the stress of an illness. Social workers help veterans find resources to meet their needs, within the VA system and in their community, such as: home health services, legal services, transportation, and community living. Services offered include counseling to Veterans with drug, alcohol, and emotional problems; to help Veterans and their families understand and adjust to an illness or disability; to Veterans and family members who want to prepare advance directives and durable powers of attorney for health care or finances; to help Veterans and their families cope with terminal illness; to family members about legal issues, such as commitment and guardianship.
Apply for your VA benefits at your Local Regional Offices: VA regional offices can assist you with filing the appropriate VA forms.Also, to apply for a specific benefit, visit Applying for Benefits. In addition, VSO's (Veteran Service Organizations) can assist you as well by answering general questions and even petitioning on your behalf for services they believe you are qualified to receive.
You may be eligible for VA benefits if you are a: veteran; veteran's dependent; surviving spouse, child or parent of a deceased veteran; uniformed service member; present or former reservist or National Guard member.