United States Department of Veterans Affairs

The United States Department of Veterans Affairs administers several veterans benefits to include disability compensation, pension, education, home loans, healthcare, mental health and life insurance.  Many Veterans do not know they are entitled to federal Veteran benefits.

The VA is comprised of the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Veterans Healthcare Administration (VHA) and the National Cemetery Administration (NCA).  The VBA handles benefits.  VHA focuses on hospitals, clinics and other healthcare needs.  NCA manages national Veterans cemeteries, administers burial benefits and state Veteran cemetery grants.

Connecting with federal Veteran benefits can be overwhelming for Veterans, dependents and surviving family members.  The Tennessee Department of Veterans Services is here to help offer claims assistance, advocacy during the appeals process and will help connect customers with resources.  We could not serve all 95 Tennessee counties without County Service Officer partnerships.  As a team, we will work to connect you with resources, information and guide you through the process to get your federal Veteran benefits.


  • Federal Veterans Benefits

    The United States Department of Veterans Affairs administers several veterans benefits to include disability compensation, pension, education, home loans, healthcare, mental health and life insurance.  Many Veterans do not know they are entitled to federal Veteran benefits.

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  • Federal VA Hospitals and Clinics

    There are four United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Centers and several VA Clinics in Tennessee

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  • Federal Mental Health Resources

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  • Federal Veteran Cemeteries

    There are four National Veterans Cemeteries in the State of Tennessee to include one in Nashville, one in Memphis, one in Knoxville and one in Chattanooga.  These federal facilities are managed and operated by the National Cemetery Administration which is a division of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. 

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