How Do You Contact the United States Department of Veteran Affairs?


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You can contact the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs via email on the Question section of the VA's website, or by phone at 888-442-4551, as of October 2015. If you are calling from overseas, you can call 001-716-857-3196 or 001-716-857-3197.

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You can email a question to the V.A. and receive an answer within five working days. You can also search the Question site for frequently asked questions and answers. This way of contacting the VA is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week worldwide.

When calling the V.A., you can do so from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday. School Certifying Officials and students can that are calling from outside the U.S. can call from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. Once you're connected, enter option 1 where you are placed in a priority queue. The V.A. notes that the number to call is not toll-free, but you are routed to the next available representative for priority service.

To contact the V.A. for technical issues regarding the website, email 223D.VBAVACO@va.gov and detail the issue. If you would like to contact a regional office, use the interactive map on the V.A. website to locate the office nearest you.

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