The New Mexico Department of Veterans Services, Field Services Division

advocates for New Mexico’s veterans and their eligible dependents, and connects them to benefits and services they have earned.  Information on current federal, state and local veterans’ programs, entitlements and referral services is available in New Mexico through a network of 13 benefit service offices by 18 accredited Veterans Service Officers (VSO).   All services are provided free of charge.

WHO WE SERVE:

Eligibility for most federal and state benefits is based on discharge from active military service under other than dishonorable conditions.  Veterans who served as a member of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, or as a commissioned officer of the public health service, the Environmental Services Administration, or the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and their dependents are eligible.  Current and former members of the Selected Reserve may be eligible for certain benefits, such as home loan guaranties and education, if they meet time in-service and other criteria.  Men and women veterans with similar service are entitled to the same federal and state veteran’s benefits.

WE CAN HELP WITH:

  • State Benefits
  • Health Benefits
  • Disability Compensation
  • VA Pensions
  • Survivor Benefits
  • Home Loan Guarantees
  • Education Benefits

 

The  Veterans Education (Vet-Ed) program of the New Mexico Department of Veteran’s Services

ensures that every Veteran or eligible person has a full and fair opportunity to reach his or her fullest potential through access to the GI Bill® approved post-secondary educational, training/ licensure/ certification, entrepreneurial institutions, and New Mexico Colleges and Universities.

WHO WE SERVE:

Eligibility for most federal and state benefits is based on discharge from active military service under other than dishonorable conditions.  Veterans who served as a member of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, or as a commissioned officer of the public health service, the Environmental Services Administration, or the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and their dependents are eligible.  Current and former members of the Selected Reserve may be eligible for certain benefits, such as home loan guaranties and education, if they meet time in-service and other criteria.  Men and women veterans with similar service are entitled to the same federal and state veteran’s benefits.

WE CAN HELP WITH:

  • State Benefits
  • Health Benefits
  • Disability Compensation
  • VA Pensions
  • Survivor Benefits
  • Home Loan Guarantees
  • Education Benefits

 

13 field offices

There are 13 field offices of the New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services located throughout the state. Each is staffed by an accredited Veterans’ Service Officer (VSO) to assist veterans and their dependents with filing for their federal and state benefits. Most VSO’s also have regularly-scheduled outreach visits to smaller surrounding communities.

  1. Albuquerque
  2. Gallup
  3. Farmington
  4. Santa Fe
  5. Las Vegas
  6. Raton
  7. Clovis
  8. Hobbs
  9. Roswell
  10. Carlsbad
  11. Alamogordo
  12. Las Cruces
  13. Silver City

DVS Links

VETERAN RELATED LINKS
www.wreathsacrossamerica.org Organization which sponsors annual wreath-laying ceremony at cemeteries nationwide.

http://www.cao.house.gov/wwp-about.shtml employment opportunities in the U.S. House of Representatives for OEF/OIF Soldiers with service disabilities.

www.tributetowomeninthemilitary.org/

www.NMVeteransArt.com

Women Veterans of New Mexico

Sgt. Brandi – Mentoring Combat Warriors

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

http://www.heroeswalkamongus.org/ Helping to empower New Mexico’s veterans.

NM Congressional Delegation

This is My Story – Overview Video:

https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/overview.asp

Applying for Benefits:

https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/apply.asp

VA Education and Training:

https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/

Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E):

https://www.benefits.va.gov/vocrehab/index.asp

WEAMS Approved Institution Search:

https://inquiry.vba.va.gov/weamspub/buildSearchInstitutionCriteria.do

HEALTH LINKS
Network of Care Portal (Health Care)

Free OEF/OIF Counseling

http://www.nationalresourcedirectory.gov/ – A national directory for ill, wounded or injured soldiers , veterans and their families and those who support or care for them.

Mesothelioma.com

Mesothelioma.org

Mesothelioma & Veterans

http://www.mesotheliomasymptoms.com

http://www.mesotheliomaguide.com/

Mesothelioma Prognosis

Senior Care

Medical Malpractice

Veterans Crisis Line  VA Suicide Prevention Hotline number  (800)-273 TALK (8255)

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Veterans Health Administration (VHA) has founded the Veterans Crisis Line to ensure veterans and families in emotional crisis have free, 24/7 access to trained counselors.

VA RCS Combat Call Center New VA call center in Denver, CO.  Provides 24 hour, 7 day a week referral services to all veterans, their families and any concerned citizens who are trying to assist veterans. It’s called the RCS Combat Call Center.
(877) 927-8387 (WAR VETS)

The ABQ Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center link:
http://www.albuquerque.va.gov/