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

Depression is a serious matter. If you’re a veteran and in immediate crisis, there are options at this very moment.

Call the Crisis Line at 800-273-8255.

Get private support online with the confidential Veterans Chat.

Text 838255.

Call 911.

Go to the nearest emergency room.

If your condition is not at this severity level, yet you’re still seeking affordable, confidential treatment that’ll improve your quality of life — there’s a door you may open.

Veterans (as well as qualified dependents) can get health care and compensation (payments) to help with various conditions connected to their military service — and depression is certainly one of them.

If your depression was caused or made worse by your time as a service member, you may be eligible.

How Do I Apply?

Apply here.

Once done, you can track the status of this claim by clicking here.


For information and treatment options for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) click here.