Calcasieu Parish VA Benefits (Louisiana)

The Veterans Affairs Department in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana is a federal agency that provides services to veterans, including veterans of the Armed Forces and the Reserves. The Calcasieu Parish VA offers a range of benefits, such as housing assistance, medical benefits, and disability compensation. Veterans may also qualify for education and vocational benefits, such as the G.I. Bill, pension services, and benefits for the spouses and family members of veterans. The Veterans Affairs Department medical benefits include VA-run medical centers, outpatient clinics, and nursing home care. Local Vet Centers provide veterans benefits such as employment assistance, counseling services, and assistance applying for other Calcasieu Parish VA benefits. The Calcasieu Parish VA also offers assistance with qualifying for benefits and receiving VA benefits. The Veterans Affairs Department provides additional information about VA benefits and Vet Centers on its website.

Dequincy Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars DeQuincy LA 5416 Louisiana 27 70633 337-786-3802

Disabled American Veterans Lake Charles LA 5516 U.s. 90 70615 337-497-0805

Lake Charles Veterans Affairs Department Lake Charles LA 1000 Ryan Street 70601 337-491-2309

Veterans of Foreign Wars Starks LA 4402 Louisiana 12 70661 337-743-6409

Veterans of Foreign Wars Sulphur LA 1325 East Napoleon Street 70663 337-527-7104

Veterans of Foreign Wars Vinton LA 2292 Louisiana 109 70668 337-589-5832

A Social Security Office in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana acts as a local branch of the federal Social Security Administration, which provides retirement benefits and disability benefits for qualifying people. Social Security also offers veterans work credits for qualifying military service, which can raise monthly retirement benefits. In addition to Calcasieu Parish VA disability benefits, veterans can also receive Social Security benefits. Social Security Offices process applications for Calcasieu Parish disability benefits for veterans wounded while on active military service, including expedited processing of disability benefits applications for veterans with a VA compensation rating of 100% permanent and total. A Calcasieu Parish Social Security Office can help veterans determine if they qualify for benefits, process applications for Social Security disability benefits or retirement benefits, and assist with receiving benefits. Social Security Offices provide additional information and resources about veteran benefits on their website.

Lake Charles Social Security Office Lake Charles LA 825 Ryan Street 70601 337-433-0643

A Department of Aging in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana operates at the state or local level to provide services that promote the health, safety, and independence of elderly people. These services can include meal delivery programs, in-home care, family caregiver support, and transportation assistance. Calcasieu Parish Departments of Aging also offer benefits assistance for aging veterans. They can connect veterans to Calcasieu Parish VA benefits, including disability compensation and pension support. Veterans qualify for the Aid and Attendance program, which provides a monthly pension for veterans who require medical assistance. Veterans can also receive pensions for permanent disabilities and receive healthcare services such as long term care, Calcasieu Parish VA medical center care, or other geriatric healthcare. Calcasieu Parish Departments of Aging can help veterans apply for and receive benefits, and they provide more information about accessing veteran benefits on their website.

Louisiana State Department of Aging Lake Charles LA 1 Lakeshore Drive 70629 337-491-2002