FEDERAL VA BENEFITS

VA Medical Ctr ABQ

The NMDVS has formed a strong partnership with the Albuquerque regional office of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to assist veterans living in New Mexico to obtain their earned federal VA benefits. Click here to find your closest NMDVS field office.

Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center
The Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center is located at 1501 San Pedro SE. Click here for more information about the facility, directions, and about the 11 statewide Community Based Outreach Clinics (CBOC’s) which can also provide health services.

The medical center is named after Marine 2nd Lieutenant Raymond Murphy, a former longtime director of the Albuquerque VA regional office. Murphy was awarded a Congressional Medal of Honor and a Purple Heart for a heroic rescue he led on February 3, 1953 during the Korean War. Click here to learn more about this incredible act of bravery.

Center for Veterans Enterprise (CVE)
The mission of CVE is to improve the business climate for veterans, to minimize access barriers and to inform the public about the benefits of working with veteran-owned small businesses.  (http://www.vetbiz.gov/)

Directory of Veterans Service Organizations  
The VA's online Directory of Veterans Service Organizations is published as an informational service by the Office of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. This up-to-date, database driven website allows you to View VSO information in a variety of ways. (http://www1.va.gov/vso/index.cfm?template=view)

Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependents 2009 Edition   
Veterans of the United States armed forces may be eligible for a broad range of programs and services provided by the federal Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). These benefits are legislated in Title 38 of the United States Code. This booklet contains a summary of these benefits effective Jan. 1, 2009. (http://www1.va.gov/OPA/vadocs/current_benefits.asp)

GI Bill Web Site  
This is the official website of the GI Bill with information on educational benefits to veterans, service members, and certain dependents of disabled or deceased veterans wishing to pursue an education. (http://www.gibill.va.gov/)

National Resource Directory  
A collaborative effort between Departments of Defense, Labor and Veterans Affairs; network of care coordinators, providers and support partners with resources for wounded, ill and injured service members, veterans, their families and families of the fallen and those who support them. (https://www.nationalresourcedirectory.org/nrd/public/DisplayPage.do?parentFolderId=6006)

VA Seamless Transition Information - Operation Enduring Freedom / Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF)   
For returning Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve service members of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. (http://www.oefoif.va.gov/)

VHA Research and Development  
For veterans interested in finding out what Research the VA is sponsoring. (http://www.research.va.gov/)

Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Service
This website is dedicated to providing information about veteran benefits administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Service to veterans, employers, and the general public. (http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/)

Mesothelioma
Mesothelioma, a rare cancer of the lining of the lung, is caused by exposure to asbestos. Many veterans have been exposed to asbestos during their time in the military. Due to typically long dormancy periods, mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases can remain undetected for over a decade before any signs of illness is detected. An exposure of as little as one or two months can result in mesothelioma 30 or 40 years later. (click below for more information).

(http://www.mesotheliomaweb.org/veterans)