As of 2015, the phone number for the benefits department of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is 800-827-1000. The number for the health care department is 877-222-8387, you can contact the VA inspector general by calling 800-488-8244, and the veterans cruise line is 800-273-8255.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs also has an Inquiry Routing and Information System page that provides more resources for contacting the various departments. This includes online tools to get help with the eBenefits plan and a detailed FAQ page. IRIS also allows members to ask questions by filling out an online form. The VA answers questions or complaints through email or by phone.