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For direct online access to VA benefits and resources, create an account here.

There are three of them, spread throughout America, and they exist to execute one basic objective: make sure qualifying United States military veterans get a pension.

Note: once you officially file a pension claim, you’ll be able to track its status by going here.

To start the filing process, go here, fill it out, and then when finished check below to see which center you should send your envelope along with the necessary documents.

Here they are, along with the states they are mapped out to serve:

VA Philadelphia Pension Management Center

Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia

Mail it to:

Department of Veterans Affairs
Claims Intake Center
Attention: Philadelphia Pension Center
PO Box 5206
Janesville, OH 53547-5206

Fax: 1-844-655-5206

VA Milwaukee Pension Management Center

Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, Wisconsin

Mail it to:

Department of Veterans Affairs
Claims Intake Center
Attention: Milwaukee Pension Center
PO Box 5192
Janesville, WI 53547-5192

Fax: 1-844-655-5192

VA St. Paul Pension Management Center

Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Central America, Mexico, South America, The Caribbean

Mail it to:

Department of Veterans Affairs
Claims Intake Center
Attention: St. Paul Pension Center
PO Box 5365
Janesville, WI 53547-5365

Fax: 1-844-655-1604

 

For more information on VA pensions, go here.