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The Virginia Department of Veterans Services (VDVS) downtown Richmond office will be moving October 26th-31st to the James Monroe Building, 101 North 14th Street, 17th Floor, Richmond, VA 23219. Our new office will be operational on November 1st. VDVS is committed to answering all inquiries to our best ability during this time frame, however there may be some delay in response time. All phone numbers associated with VDVS will remain the same. We look forward to this increased capacity and to serving Virginia’s veterans and their families. Questions? Call (804) 786-0286 or (540) 597-1730.

Eligibility for most federal and state benefits is based on discharge from active military service under other than dishonorable conditions. Active service means full-time service as a member of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, or as a commissioned officer of the public health service, the Environmental Services Administration, or the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Current and former members of the Selected Reserve may be eligible for certain benefits, such as home loan guaranties and education, if they meet time-in-service and other criteria. Men and women veterans with similar service are entitled to the same federal and state veterans benefits.

The eligibility policy is set by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. To determine potential eligibility for such benefits  click here.

The Virginia Department of Veterans Services advocates for Virginia veterans and connects them to earned benefits and services they have earned. Information on current federal, state and local veterans’ programs, entitlements and referral services is available in Virginia through a network of 26 benefit service offices. All services are provided free of charge. To view the DVS benefits brochure click here.