My office has a dedicated Veterans Services Representative. If you need assistance with your VA benefits, or have other questions, please reach out to Rudy Cota on my staff at Rudy.Cota3@mail.house.gov.
RESOURCES FOR ARIZONA VETERANS
The VA is suspending all actions on Veteran debts under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Treasury Department. This includes the suspension of collection action or extending repayment terms on preexisting VA debts.
- For benefit debts, Veterans should contact the VA Debt Management Center at 1-800-827-0648.
- For health care debts, Veterans should contact the Health Resource Center at 1-866-400-1238 or https://www.pay.gov for payments.
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) has re-launched the Quick Reaction Force (QRF), a free, anonymous tool for veterans and their families that operates 24/7/365. QRF is a referral serivce that provides direct peer support and connects veterans to valuable resources. QRF addresses issues spanning financial assistance, mental health, housing and homelessness, legal issues, disability claims, education benefits, employment services, and navigating and accessing VA benefits. You can find this resource HERE.
- The CARES Act includes $19.57 billion in funding to ensure the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has the equipment, tests, telehealth capabilities and support services necessary to support veterans and the health care workforce at facilities nationwide.
- Local area agencies on aging that provide services to veterans can enroll or renew veterans in a veteran-directed care program through the telephone or telehealth to ensure a face-to-face visit isn’t necessary, but that veterans can still receive services, such as home-based care.
To better serve and protect the healthcare of Arizona veterans, the three VA Health Care Systems in Arizona (Phoenix, Prescott, and Tucson) have implemented comprehensive protocols and screening measures dealing with COVID-19. Anyone with questions is encouraged to call or send a direct message via MyHealtheVet to their health care team.
For Maricopa Valley/ Phoenix Area call (602) 277-5551 or visit https://www.phoenix.va.gov.
For Prescott/ Northern Arizona Area call (928) 445-4860 or visit https://www.prescott.va.gov.
For Tucson call (520) 792-1450 or visit https://www.tucson.va.gov.
If you are a veteran experiencing a mental health crisis, please reach out for help:
- Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255-PRESS 1, text: 838255, support for deaf or hard of hearing: 1-800-799-4889.
- Veterans can also chat online at: https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/.
If you are a Servicemember, National Guard member, Reservist or a family member in crisis, please reach out for help:
- Military Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255-PRESS 1, text 838255, support for deaf or hard of hearing: 1-800-799-4889.
- You can also chat online at https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/get-help/military-crisis-line
In Maricopa County / Central Arizona
- Crisis Response Network: (602) 222-9444 or (800) 631-1314.
- La Frontera EMPACT 24-hour Crisis Hotline: (480) 784-1500 or (800) 273-8255.
- Rally Point Crisis Line: (855) 725-5948.
In Northern Arizona
Crisis Response Network: (877) 756-4090.
In Southern Arizona
- Community-wide Crisis Line: (520) 622-6000.
- Cochise, Graham, Greenlee, La Paz, Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz, Yuma Counties or on the San Carlos Apache Reservation: (866) 495-6735.
GI Bill Benefits
If GI Bill users have questions about their benefit, contact the Education Call Center at 1-888-442-4551 between 8AM and 7PM Eastern Time, Monday-Friday.