There are a number of resources available to Vermont’s veterans. These are just a few.
CMS – Medicare/Medicaid
Medicare.gov: official website for Medicare in the United States.
Medicare VT: This is the Vermont State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) site. Offers counseling on Medicare plans and benefits. Washington County is under the Central Vermont Council on Aging.
Medicaid VT: website for resources and information on Medicaid in Vermont.
MedicarePlans.com: NOT an official government site. Resources for those who want more information navigating the different Medicare plans and options. New section discusses Part D Prescription plan types.
RetireGuide.com: NOT an official government site. RetireGuide.com is an informational resource that educates the public about retirement topics such as Medicare, annuities, life insurance and retirement planning. The website itself is owned by RetireGuide LLC, a for-profit company. They do a free consultation, but it is a for-profit company and fees may be charged.
A Veteran’s Place
Help for Vermont’s homeless veterans by providing desperately needed resources in an all-in-one locale. The Veterans’ Place is a transitional housing facility combined with assistive services for homeless veterans in Central Vermont.
A Veteran’s Place
220 Vine St | Northfield, VT 05663
American Legion, Vermont
Provides links to a large number of resources available for veterans, service members and their families.
Nearby American Legion Posts:
Norwich University, VT Post 1819
158 Harmon Drive | Northfield VT 05663
Sorrell-Maynard, VT Post 63
48 Depot Square | Northfield VT 05663
Green Mountain Passport
Green Mountain Passports is a discount program for seniors and veterans. The Passport allows free admission to Vermont State Parks (excluding overnight camping and other park fees), Vermont State Historic Sites, and events which are fully State sponsored. Applications available at the Town Clerk’s Office. Fee is $2.
United Ways of Vermont 2-1-1
The Vermont 2-1-1 database contains detailed descriptions of programs and services available to Vermonters that are provided by local community groups, social service and health-related agencies, government organizations, and others.
Text: your zip code to 898211
Specialists available: Monday -Friday 8am-8pm
Vermont Office of Veterans Affairs
Information on benefits and services available to veterans living in Vermont. VA New England Healthcare pamphlet was issued 11/30/2018.
Office of Veterans Affairs
118 State Street | Montpelier, Vermont 05620-4401
Vermont Veterans Services SSVF Program
The Vermont Veteran Services SSVF program works to help Vermont veteran households who are literally homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness gain or retain stable housing by providing supportive services. The program is managed at the University of Vermont.
Veterans Benefits/Office of Veterans Affairs
Information on benefits available to veterans in Vermont, including disability, burial & mortuary, emergency financial assistance, tax exemptions, home and vehicle modifications, and so forth.
Veterans Count (an Easter Seals Program)
Easterseals Military & Veterans Services, in partnership with Veterans Count, responds to the unmet needs of service members, veterans, and their families through Care Coordination and emergency assistance. Services are FREE and confidential, and available to all who have served regardless of veteran’s status or VA eligibility.
641 Comstock Road, Suite 1
Berlin, VT 05602
Veterans Crisis Line
Confidential, free support is available every day, 24/7. Serves all veterans, all service members, National Guard and Reserve, their family members and friends.
Online chat: click here.
Veterans Healthcare Options/ Office of Veterans Affairs
Information on various healthcare programs and topics for veterans and their families. Each of the headings is a link that brings you to a new page with more detailed information on the care options available.
Veterans Transitional Assistance/ Office of Veterans Affairs
Information on a variety of programs available to help veterans transition from the military to civilian life, or to transition from one career field to another more suited to their skills and abilities.
Veterans Mesothelioma Guide
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides several different compensation, benefits and assistance options to veterans who develop mesothelioma, many of which are available regardless of whether the veteran’s mesothelioma is service-related.
Click here for a copy of their useful guide. It’ll be sent out overnight mail.
Women Veterans Call Center
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has established the Women Veterans Call Center (WVCC) just for women veterans. The WVCC staff is trained to provide women Veterans, their families, and caregivers about VA services and resources.
An online chat is also available. Visit the Women Veterans Health Care webpage at www.womenshealth.va.gov and click the “Chat with the Women Veterans Call Center” icon.
Call Center/Online Chat hours:
Monday – Friday 8 AM – 10 PM ET
Saturdays from 8 AM – 6:30 PM ET
White River Junction VA Medical Center
Full-service medical center supporting those who have served our country. Complete range of services for veterans.
163 Veterans Drive (GPS)
215 North Main Street (Mailing)
White River Junction, VT 05009