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1 Benefits & Services Overview VA 1

2 Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) 2  Vet Center is a part of the VHA

3 Veterans of Operations Enduring & Iraqi Freedom, Operation New Dawn VA provides enhanced enrollment opportunity and five years of cost-free health care to veterans who served in a theater of combat operations, for any injury or illness associated with this service. 3

4 Non-Service Related Issues Veterans Who Experience Non- Service related Illness/Injuries Post Deployment may be charged a co- pay at VA for treatment of these conditions i.e.: flu, colds, auto accident 4

5 ` Cost free one time treatment of dental conditions for recently separated veterans who served for 90 days or more, apply within 180 days of separation, and DD214 does not indicate necessary dental care was provided within 90 days of release or discharge Dental Care 5

6 Medical Benefits Plan  Screening exams for: Depression, Substance Abuse, PTSD, Military Sexual Trauma, TBI  Preventive Care Services  Inpatient and Outpatient Treatment  Prescription Services  Women’s Health Program  Returning Veteran Web page: 6

7 Application Process  Identify VA medical center for visit to primary care  Complete VA Form 10-10EZ  Submit 10-10EZ to VA Staff today  Additional Questions:  Call 1-877-222-VETS (8387) or  Visit 7

8 Vet Center 1-866-644-5371 * Individual Counseling * Group Counseling * Military Sexual Trauma Counseling * Marital/Family Counseling * Bereavement Counseling * Drug and Alcohol Referral * Liaison with VA & Community Resources * Benefits Assistance Referral * Community Education and Career Referral 8

9  Compensation  Education  Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment  Life Insurance  Home Loan Guaranty  For Benefits information:  1-800-827-1000  VA Benefit Programs 9

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11 Help Your Buddy VA’s National Crisis Hotline Resource 1-800-273-TALK (8255) 11

12 National Call Center for Homeless Veterans (24/7) (Beginning March 1, 2010) Purpose: a.Provide homeless/at-risk Veterans with timely and coordinated access to VA services, and b.Provide information to concerned individuals in the community about programs available to serve homeless Veterans. 1-877-4AID VET or 1-877-424-3838 12

13 VISN 10 Contacts 13 Chillicothe VA OEF/OIF/OND Program Manager: Deborah Crabtree 740-773-1141 x6075 Cincinnati VA OEF/OIF/OND Program Manager: Karen Cutright 513-861-3100 x5187 Cleveland VA OEF/OIF/OND Program Manager: Patricia Hall 216-739-7000 x1109 Columbus VA OEF/OIF/OND Program Manager: Theresa McCarty 614-257-5610 Dayton VA OEF/OIF/OND Program Manager: William Wall 937-268-6511 x2893

14 14 VISN 10 Contacts Canton Vet Center, Team leader: Patrick Smith 330-454-3120 Cincinnati Vet Center, Team Leader: Chadwick Watiker 513-763-3500 Cleveland East Side, Team Leader : Vivian Vassar 216-932-8471 Cleveland West Side, Team Leader : William Rawlings 440-845-5023 Columbus Vet Center, Team Leader : Mark Madry 614-257- 5550 Dayton Vet Center, Team, Leader : David Roby 937-461-9150

15 15 VISN 10 Contacts Veterans Benefits Service Center 1-800-827-1000 Regional Loan Center 1-800-729-5772 Vocational Rehabilitation & Counseling 216-522-3535 GI Bill 1-888-442-4551 or 1-888-GIBILL-1

16 Questions? 16

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