Veteran Resources for Idaho Veterans
Posted in Uncategorized on March 13, 2017
Idaho veterans, their families, and spouses are eligible for many services and benefits thanks to their honorable service to the U.S. military. From health care to senior living facilities, Idaho offers many resources and volunteers ready to assist.
If you’re not sure where to start in accessing your benefits, or need help with a claim, a good starting point is the Idaho Division of Veterans Services’ Office of Veterans Advocacy, a full-service agency with the primary purpose of helping veterans and their family members aggressively pursue all federal and state benefits and entitlements on their behalf. The office staff is comprised of qualified benefits specialists trained to help you obtain your benefits as a veteran, spouse, or survivor, as well as to counsel and educate with current, accurate information on the entire range of issues associated with veterans’ benefits and entitlements. This office is located at 444 Fort Street in Boise and is open Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. You can also make an appointment with a Service Officer in your area for assistance.
For veterans and their families, accessing quality health care is a primary concern. The Boise VA Medical Center, located at 500 Fort Street in Boise, provides highly sophisticated primary, secondary, and specialty care to roughly 28,000 veterans each year. The Boise VA Medical Center delivers care in its main facility in Boise and also operates Outpatient Clinics in Twin Falls, Caldwell, Mountain Home and Salmon, as well as in Burns, Oregon. The health care system offers a long list of health care services, as well as specific assistance for the needs of caregivers, returning servicemembers, and women veterans. Veterans can use the patient information home to determine eligibility as well as schedule, change, or cancel an appointment.