Important links and contact numbers

This info is at hadit already but it pays to repeat stuff sometimes-

The White House VA Veterans Hot line is still in operation.

1-855-948-2311

Fortunately it was a program former President Trump began, and is still operating.

https://www.va.gov/ve/whvahotline.asp

 

There is a story there about how they helped a female veteran right away-the VA had failed to properly diagnose her fracture.

Also
https://www.va.gov/accountability/

That office is still operating.

And I know it is here at hadit but this is the Veterans Crisis Hot Line number

https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/get-help/hotline


Call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1
Text 838255
Chat online

The news about Afghanistan is alarming.

It is Deja Vu for many Vietnam Combat veterans, and all veterans of the Gulf War.

Thankfully they can come here——

“More than 650,000 Servicemembers served in Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm from August 2, 1990 to July 31, 1991. For VA benefits eligibility purposes, the Gulf War period is still in effect, meaning that anyone who served on active duty from August 2, 1990 to present is considered a Gulf War Veteran.”

https://www.va.gov/opa/persona/veteran-gulfwar.asp

That includes of course all Afghanistan Veterans:

https://www.va.gov/disability/eligibility/hazardous-materials-exposure/gulf-war-illness-afghanistan/

I have a concern maybe others have as well- VA extended the end date for Gulf War claims many times over the past 20 years.

We dont know yet what the VA will do about that final  date.

I hope it is not some ridiculous filing deadline.