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Important Contacts

The Veterans Services Office is here to support you throughout your educational journey and can be reached by calling (760)252-6801 or by emailing vets@barstow.edu. 

We have compiled a list of important contacts that may help you to keep track of all of your veteran benefits in one location:

Go to VA.gov

US Department of Veterans Affairs
Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center
PO Box 8888
Muskogee, OK 74402

For more information regarding the status of a claim or benefit amounts, please call:

1-888-GI-BILL-1 (1-888-442-4551)

Create an account and submit your questions online using the VA Inquiry Routing & Information System

Ask a Question (va.gov)

Questions About Other VA Benefits

This portal will allow you to submit a question directly to the VA and receive a response within 24 hours*.

You can also visit the Frequently Asked Questions section for answers to common issues.

 

Benefit recipients under Chapters 30, 35, 1606 or 1607 must set up a profile with the Veterans Administration. Do so by visiting:

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs- Web Automated Verification of Benefits (WAVE) System

This site enables you to:

Check your status

Check the last amount paid

Check your certification

Verify your enrollment for the previous month

Change address and direct deposit information

To receive your monthly benefits you must verify your enrollment on or after the last day of each month while attending school. Failure to verify enrollment each month will result in non-payment until you contact the VA.

You may also verify your enrollment by calling the toll-free Interactive Voice Response (IVR) telephone line at 1.877.823.2378.

eBenefits is your one-stop shop for online benefits0related tools and information. This portal is designed for Wounded Warriors, Veterans, Services Members, their families, and caregivers.

http://www.ebenefits.va.gov/

eBenefits Inquiries

For information about your medical benefits, health records, medical appointments, pharmacy services, or tips on healthy living habits, visit: 

Myhealthevet

My HealtheVet

Are you a veteran or concerned about one?

For immediate crisis counseling 24 hours a day, contact:

The Veterans Crisis Line at 800-273-8255

Veterans Crisis Line

Toll Free Numbers for Contacting VA

Department Name(s) Toll Free Number(s)
Beneficiaries in receipt of Pension Benefits 1-877-294-6380
Benefits (VA):
  • Burial
  • Death Pension
  • Dependency Indemnity Compensation
  • Direct Deposit
  • Directions to VA Benefits Regional Offices
  • Disability Compensation
  • Disability Pension
  • Education
  • Home Loan Guaranty
  • Medical Care
  • Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment
1-800-827-1000
CHAMPVA Meds by Mail 1-888-385-0235 (or)
1-866-229-7389
Combat Call Center 1-877-WAR-VETS (1-877-927-8387)
Debt Management Center (Collection of Non-Medical Debts) 1-800-827-0648
Children of Women Vietnam Veterans (CWVV)
Foreign Medical Program (FMP)
Spina Bifida Health Care Program
1-877-345-8179 (or)
1-888-820-1756
Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA)
CHAMPVA In-House Treatment Initiative (CITI)
1-800-733-8387
eBenefits Technical Support 1-800-983-0937
Education (GI Bill) 1-888-442-4551
Health Care Benefits 1-877-222-8387
Life Insurance:
Service members and/or Veterans Group Life Insurance Program
All other VA Life Insurance Programs
1-800-419-1473
1-800-669-8477
Mammography Helpline 1-888-492-7844
Smoking Cessation Counselors 1-855-QUIT-VET (1-855-784-8838)
Special Issues - Gulf War/Agent Orange/Project Shad/Mustard Agents and
Lewisite/Ionizing Radiation
1-800-749-8387
Status of Headstones and Markers 1-800-697-6947
Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) Dial 711
VA411 (VA’s Primary Number)
- Mission Act
1-800-MyVA411 (1-800-698-2411)
- Option #1
Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
White House VA Hotline 1-855-948-2311
Women Veterans Hotline 1-855-VA-WOMEN (1-855-829-6636)