United Spinal Association

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General Information
Description of ServiceVetsFirst is a program of United Spinal Association that assists veterans and their eligible family members in obtaining the benefits they are entitled to, deserve and need.

They advocate nationally for all generations of veterans, including individuals living with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries.

They connect with over 2,000 veterans annually through our call center and online help desk, Ask VetsFirst. Their staff tackles each case individually, taking the time to discuss self-help tips and assist with questions on military separation, claims appeals, and state benefits. They also offer assistance and representation in claims for benefits and services before the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

In addition to providing individual support and counseling services, VetsFirst offers timely news and information across the spectrum of issues presently impacting veterans, including guides on self-help, state benefits, separating from the military, as well as exclusive feature stories on military health care and VA funding and compensation.

Ask VetsFirst is a free support service for Veterans and their family members. You can find Knowledge Books on a wide range of veterans issues and topics. You can also submit a request and have one of our counselors answer your questions.

If you have questions regarding your Veterans Benefits or benefits that your family members may be entitled to, VetsFirst can help you.

VetsFirst Knowledgebooks include:
  • Veterans Guide to VA Benefits
  • Veterans Guide to VA Healthcare
  • Legal Bases of VA Benefits
  • Detailed Overview of the VA Benefits System
  • Advanced Guide to VA Compensation or Pension
  • Unique Aspects of Veterans Laws
  • Specific VA Claim Guidance
  • Disabled Veterans Employment and Education
  • Useful VA Forms
  • How To Ask VetsFirst
  • VA Facilities Locator
  • VA Acronyms & Terms
  • VA Spinal Cord Injury System
  • VA Spinal Cord Injury Centers
Geographical AreaUnited States. (Includes all PA counties: Adams, Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Berks, Blair, Bradford, Bucks, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Carbon, Centre, Chester, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Crawford, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lawrence, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Mifflin, Monroe, Montgomery, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Perry, Philadelphia, Pike, Potter, Schuylkill, Snyder, Somerset, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Venango, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Westmoreland, Wyoming, York)
Client Information
Target PopulationMilitary/Veterans
EligibilityDisabled veterans
Contact Information
Physical Site Address 1 75-20 Astoria Boulevard
Physical Site City, State, Zip East Elmhurst, NY 11370
Main Phone 718-803-3782
Other Phone 718-803-3782
Fax 718-803-0414
Service Location Email
Web Address
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: United Spinal Association
Affiliated Program: United Spinal Association
This Service: VetsFirst
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Advocacy (FP-0500)
Brain Injuries (YF-3000.1300-050)
Disability Benefit Recipients (YC-1700)
People With Disabilities/Health Conditions (YJ-8750)
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (YF-5000.0500-650)
Specialized Information and Referral (TJ-3000.8000)
Spinal Cord Injuries (YF-3000.8090)
Veteran Benefits Assistance (FT-1000.9000)
Veterans (YN-9000)
Wheelchair Users (YF-6500.9500)