VetsFirst is a program of United Spinal Association that assists veterans and their eligible family members in obtaining the benefits they are entitled to, deserve and need.
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Disabled veterans must have access to employment and educational opportunities; accessible housing; and transportation that allow them to live the lives they choose.
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Ask VetsFirst is a free support service for Veterans and their family members. You can find Knowledge Books on a wide range of veterans topics or have one of our counselors answer your questions. Read more >
Mental Health Resources for Veterans
VetsFirst, a program of United Spinal Association hosted a webinar to explore the various mental health resources available to veterans. If you’re facing challenges that affect your life, there is assistance available. You’re not alone. VA has a variety of mental health resources, information, treatment options, and more — all accessible to veterans, and those family members, caregivers, individuals, and/or organizations who support and advocate for them.
Veterans Can Access VA Disability Benefit Decisions Online
Veterans can now access their full VA disability claim decision letters electronically.
VA Extends Eligibility for Legacy Participants
VA is extending eligibility and applicable benefits for Legacy Participants and Legacy Applicants through Sept. 30, 2025
PACT Act Fraud Targeting Veterans
Veterans need to beware of predatory third-party companies telling veterans to “act now” to claim their Camp Lejeune or PACT Act benefits.
Veterans in Suicidal Crisis Can Seek Treatment at Any VA or Non-VA Healthcare Facility FREE
As of January 17, 2023, Veterans in acute suicidal crisis will be able to go to any health care facility for emergency health care at no cost.
“I was at a loss to find a certain procedure and no one I spoke to could help. Vets first has pointed me in the direction I should be looking for the procedure I feel should have.” Jerry
“I can’t believe you guys handled this so quickly! Thank you. I had no idea where to go for answers and just found you on the Internet. What a valuable service you provide.” Julie
“The service I received was first rate. I got a detailed answer to my question that was very informative. I appreciate the timely response. VetsFirst should advertise their service at all VA regional and local office. I stumbled upon VetsFirst by surfing the internet. This is a very valuable service that needs to expand it reach through print media, i.e.newspapers, magazines, and through the VA both regional and local. My first experience, excellent service. Keep up the very professional work.” Willie
“Was pleasantly surprised at how fast the answer came and the accuracy of the answer.” Michael
“The individual or individuals responsible for launching vets first my hat goes off to you, this is a great resource for veterans and family members. Thank you for your time for serving the many men and women who have served their country!” Wayne
“Of all the GROUPS I have dealt with VetsFirst is the only one that has come through . THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP.” George
“The VetsFirst staff I’ve been conversing with are earth angels, do hope they’re proud of the time and help and info they provide for veterans and family.” Virginia
“I have great success using VetsFirst. Every time I need a question answered you people come through. Thank you again.” Frank
“I am very happy with VetsFirst service, they are always right and very precise and helpful. Thanks.” Joseph
“The quick response you gave me wsd unbelievable! I so appreciate your advise, you gave me some hope to continue!” Doreen
“Christine Golden was Outstanding in her info to me, which I never knew was there! You would think that the VA would tell me that info. Keep doing what you do!” Mike
“So happy I came across this website and service. The most helpful information I’ve received yet after coming close to giving up hope from multiple other organizations/ representatives offering biased answers. Thank you!” Clara
“Thank you for the excellent level of service that you provide to my father.” Paul
“Excellent. Ms Christine has been extremely helpful, patient, understanding. I am really glad I found this site. I was extremely frustrated, and due to my condition, I wasn’t able to handle the rejection, thank you so much for all your support. Ruth
“Great tool for veterans. Great info and very quick!! I will pass this on to others. 100% effective!! Thxs so much. Keep up the good work.” Gwen
“Christine was great. I wasn’t completely understanding her responses and she didn’t blow me off. She even called me to make sure I understood the information she was trying to give. She should get a raise.” Michael
“Ask VetsFirst give us comfort and hope for our ailing veteran. Thank you.” Renato
“after requesting assistance from VetsFirst I received an immediate response and it was the exact information that I needed to get the records I was needing.” Vonieta
“This is myn first time to use this and I am really impressed! Keep up the good work!” Donald
“Nothing more can be said for the prompt response and explicit explanation. I look forward to talking to you more as the need arises.” Michael
“They are really good, they are working on my case. I didn’t have a computer, so I couldn’t provide the paperwork all at once, but they are working with me. I really appreciate their time, patience, and understanding.” Ruth