Office of Veterans Advocacy

The Office of Veterans Advocacy is a full-service state agency that helps veterans, their family members and survivors. As an advocate we aggressively pursue all federal and state benefits and entitlements on their behalf.image

Our staff are qualified benefits specialists trained to help veterans and their family gain benefits they are entitled to. We provide counseling and referral services to individuals and their families and offer a complete referral service to provide veterans with accurate and current information on the entire range of issues associated with veterans’ benefits and entitlements. This service is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Messages may be left 24 hours a day.

Here you can find the latest news and contacts for the local Idaho area. Anything and everything that pertains to service organizations and contact information can be found in the service bulletin. Also legislative information can be found in the service bulletin as well.

Topics

Fact sheets are in PDF format.  You may download a free PDF viewer to view the fact sheets. 

Fact Sheet:  Pension

Fact Sheet:  Death Pension Benefits

VA pension

Request your Military Discharge Certificate (DD-214) online 

New Federal Benefit Direct Deposit Requirements

Agent Orange Presumptive Conditions

Converting Spousal Coverage Under Family SGLI

Ebenefits – Access your VA benefit information online

VA Beneficiary Travel & Compensated Work Therapy Program Payments

As part of our commitment to providing you world class healthcare and services, and to comply with Department of Treasury requirements to process payments by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), the Boise VA Medical Center will begin implementing Treasury requirements for EFT payment processing, including payments for beneficiary travel and compensated work therapy starting August 1, 2013.  This change will improve services, provide significant savings to your time by eliminating waiting in long lines, delays associated with check processing, and ensure a safe and efficient way to receive payments.

 To avoid the line and save yourself time here is what you will need to do:

  1. Read the Frequently Asked Questions (attached ).
  2. Complete the Direct Deposit Enrollment Form (attached).  This form, once completed, will enable the VA to register your bank account information in the VA payment system so that your future claim submissions can be processed and sent to your bank account.  Fill out the form completely to avoid processing delays.
  3. When the form is completed you can:

·        Return the completed form to the Travel Office/CBOC now or at your next appointment.

·        Fax it to our secure fax line at (208) 422-1212; or

·        Mail it to ATTN: Fiscal EFT Coordinator 500 W. Fort St. (04) Boise, ID. 83702

Once your information has been received and direct deposit goes into effect, you will be able to simply fill out a voucher form at the Beneficiary Travel window, turn it in to the Travel Clerk or drop box, and payment will be electronically deposited into your bank account in less than 10 business days.

To help explain this improvement in service, we have included a ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ sheet.  However, if you have any questions that have not been answered, we encourage you to contact the Fiscal Office between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at (208) 422-1206.

 

Locations

Office of Veterans Advocacy Headquarters
444 Fort Street
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: (208) 780-1380
FAX: (208) 780-1381
Map and Directions

Boise OVA Office
320 Collins Road
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: (208) 780-1398
FAX: (208) 780-1397
Map and Directions

Lewiston OVA Office
821 21st Avenue
Lewiston, Idaho 83501
Phone: (208) 750-3690
FAX: (208) 750-3691
Map and Directions

Pocatello OVA Office
1957 Alvin Ricken Drive
Pocatello, Idaho 83201
Phone: (208) 235-6358
FAX: (208) 235-6403
Map and Directions

Post Falls OVA Office
120 E. Railroad Avenue
Post Falls, Idaho 83854
Phone: (208) 446-1097
FAX: (208) 446-1093

Publications

2014 July bulletin

Veterans Resource Directory

Resources

Coffelt Database of Vietnam Casualties

Rating Calculator

Compensation Calculator

Combined Rating and Compensation Calculator

VA Disability Guides

2014 Disability Rating & Compensation Guide

Understanding VA Disability Application Process

Veteran Service Organizations

Idaho Division
of Veterans Services
Boise
Veterans Home
Lewiston
Veterans Home
Pocatello
Veterans Home
Office of
Veterans Advocacy
Idaho State
Veterans Cemetery
351 Collins Road
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: 208-780-1300



Division Administrator
David E. Brasuell
320 Collins Road
Boise, Idaho, 83702
Phone: 208-780-1600

 


Home Administrator
James Roberts
821 21st Avenue
Lewiston, Idaho, 83501
Phone: 208-750-3600

 


Home Administrator
Kenneth Shull
1957 Alvin Ricken Drive
Pocatello, Idaho, 83201
Phone: 208-235-7800

 


Home Administrator

Josiah Dahlstrom
444 Fort Street
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: 208-780-1380




OVA Director
Bill Heyob
10100 Horseshoe Bend Rd
Boise, ID 83714-9521
Phone: 208-780-1340




Cemetery Director
James Earp

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