Congressional Committees

Key words on federal legislation are "H.R." and/or "S.B." followed by a specific number which is public record. Do not trust anything referring to legislation in the "rumor mill" that doesn't quote a specific number. Also, if calling a Representative or Senator, having a bill number is an inside track into making your voice heard concerning the piece of legislation you are referring to.


Answers to questions regarding VA benefits in general or a veteran's specific questions about their own claim may be obtained by dialing 1-800-827-1000. This number will put you in contact with a Veterans Benefits Counselor at the VA Regional Office having jurisdiction over your claim.

For example: a veteran calling the 800 number in Nebraska, would reach a counselor in Lincoln, Nebraska, while a veteran calling that 800 number in Florida would reach a counselor in St. Petersburg, Forida.

Also, access the "Government Agencies" heading in this Index.

Revised 02-04-98 by DGS