Veteran Resources in Mississippi
More than 219,000 veterans call the state of Mississippi home, and learning about and accessing the benefits earned through honorable service is an important task for veterans and their families.
Quality health care is always a primary concern for veterans of all ages, and Mississippi offers numerous locations to access care for yourself or your family members. The Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System, located in Biloxi, provides primary and specialty health care services to more than 50,000 veterans, as well as readjustment counseling centers, VA National Cemeteries, and four community-based outpatient clinics. Veterans living closer to Jackson can visit the G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center, which provides primary, second and tertiary medical, neurological, and mental health inpatient care, as well as an 86-bed community living center, community nursing homes, three veterans nursing homes, and community clinics. Veterans can also visit 10 community-based outpatient clinics spread throughout the state.
If you need in-person assistance accessing your state or national benefits, a good place to start is the Mississippi Veteran Affairs Board, a state office whose primary mission is to honor Mississippi veterans and their families with superior service, care, and assistance. The office works to connect veterans to their benefits, serve as advocates in legislation, and help improve service provided to veterans. The office also maintains a Veteran Service Officer in each county.
Written By Megan Hammons