Veterans

Congresswoman Kaptur has always made it a priority to ensure that both current service members and veterans receive the continuing care they need and recognition they deserve.
 

 

 

Cutting the ribbon on the new VA Clinic in Toledo.

If you have a veteran’s issue that you would like me to address please fill out the request for assistance form and return it to my Toledo office to begin this process please click on the link below. Finally, In order to better assist America’s current service members and veterans, here are some links that will allow you to more easily access information concerning veteran related issues.
 

Federal & State Veteran Benefit Books and General Information Sites for Veterans

These are booklets that every veteran be able to access. They cover everything from VA health care issues, to educational issues, and service connected disability ratings among other issues. The first link is the VA’s general website and the final link will help veterans better understand how the Affordable Healthcare Act will impact those veterans using the VA healthcare system.

Web site for Veterans Affairs
2013 Federal Veteran Benefits Booklet
Veteran Health Care Overview
Veterans Health Benefit Guide
Other VA Benefit Guides – education, pension, life insurance home loans, disabled vets, etc.
State of Ohio Benefit Guide
VA Health Care and the Affordable Care Act

VA Medical Centers of the 9th Congressional District

VA Ann Arbor Medical Center in Michigan and the Lewis Stokes Medical Center, located in Cleveland, are the two major VA medical centers that work to provide medical services to all veterans living in the 9th Congressional District.

Ann Arbor VA Hospital
Lewis Stokes Medical Center

Community Based Outpatient Clinics in the 9th Congressional District

VA Community Based Outpatient Clinics (also called CBOC’s) are smaller medical facilities that have been established in smaller communities so that veterans do not have to travel to the larger medical centers to receive some of their basic medical care.

Sandusky CBOC
Parma CBOC
Lorain CBOC
Toledo CBOC
 

Vet Centers in 9th Congressional District

The purpose of the all Vet Centers around the nation is to assist three main groups: combat veterans, families that have lost family members in service, and veterans who have had to deal with Military Sexual Trauma.

Toledo Vet Center
Cleveland Vet Center
Parma Vet Center
National Vet Center Homepage
 

For Veteran Homelessness or in Crisis

VA National Website for Homeless
VA Homeless National Hotline: 1-877-424-3838
Veteran Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 (press 1) to talk with someone NOW
Veteran Crisis Line Website
 

State of Ohio Veteran Services

Here you will find useful links that will help veterans better connect to services and benefits available to them from the state of Ohio Department of Veteran Services.

Ohio Department of Veteran Services
Ohio Department of Veteran Services (for Women Veterans)
Ohio Veteran Home
Ohio Veteran Hall of Fame
Ohio Veteran Bonus Website
 

Veteran Service Commissions within the 9th Congressional District

Each of Ohio’s 88 counties has a Veteran Service Commission (VSC) that is charged with assisting veterans with everything from VA claims, to certain financial assistance to assisting with burials, etc. To find out more about how these commission can be of assistance to you, please contact your own county’s VSC.

Cuyahoga County Veteran Service Commission
Erie County Veteran Service Commission
Ottawa County Veteran Service Commission
Lorain Country Veterans Service Commission
Lucas County Veteran Service Commission
 

VA Educational Issues

There are many avenues available for veterans, and in some cases their dependents, to obtain assistance from the VA when/if they decide to further their education. However, some of these opportunities do have time limits on them, so a veteran (or dependent) should not wait to long too go back to school.

Accelerated payment programs
Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty (MGIB-AD)
Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)
Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)
Survivors’ and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program (DEA)
National Call to Service Program
Veterans Retraining Assistance Program

On the Job Apprenticeship


 

Veteran Employment Websites

Department of Labor Veterans Website
USA JOBS
Feds Hire Vets
Veteran Affair Job Opportunities
Ohio Jobs Website
 

Other VA Regional Offices and Contact Information for 9th Congressional District Veterans

These links will help veterans connect to the offices that handle the majority of VA cases for veterans and their dependents living in the 9th Congressional District.

Cleveland Regional Office – handles all disability claims for the state of Ohio
St. Paul Debit Management Center – handles debts that occur from any VA benefits
Milwaukee Pension Center – aid and attendance, burial, and pension claims
Find the closest VA facility to you
Toll free phone numbers for contacting the VA
Veteran Benefits Administration
 

Veteran Helpful Websites and General Benefits Links

Here are some websites where veterans and their families might find help in a number of different areas. Please look though these and make use of them.

eBenefits – helps veterans download VA documents, check appoints, and access other important information on a number of different issues
My Healthevet – Allows veterans to better manage there own health care and allows them to then make better decisions
DFAS – Defense Finance and Accounting Service
Information about benefits for returning OIF/OEF/OND veterans
Service Connected Disability Information
VA Home Loan Information
VA Life Insurance
Veterans and Dependents Pension
Fiduciary
VA Burial Benefits
Helping veterans that are dealing with PTSD
 

Current legislation pending in the US House of Representatives concerning veterans

If you are curious about legislation the US House is considering concerning veterans, please feel free to visit this site.

House Committee on Veterans Affairs

 

Resources For Women Veterans

 

Veteran Recognition and Memorial Websites

It is important to remember all those who have served in uniform, just not on Memorial Day and Veterans Day, but throughout the year. To make that a little easier we have uploaded a several websites that have been regularly requested.

World War II Memorial
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Korean Veterans Memorial
American Battle Monuments Commission
Arlington National Cemetery
National Cemetery Locator
 

Veteran Historical Interest/Research

Here you will find links for veterans or family member interested in doing a little research on themselves, units, or family members.

National Archives – for Military/Veteran issues
The Institute of Heraldry – find out about this history of military awards, unit crest, etc.
Navy Ships that were exposed to Agent Orange in Viet Nam
Veteran History Project
Law Authorizes Veterans’ Salutes during National Anthem
Military Awards

VA Form Library

The VA form library that will allow you to easily type in the form number you are looking for and download the form you may need.

VA Form Library – This link will help you just about any VA form you may need.