Veterans Disability Benefits in Georgia

Veterans in Georgia have served to protect our freedom and democracy, and for this, we owe them our respect and appreciation.

The Veterans Disability program is one way we express this appreciation. It's designed to provide financial support to veterans who were injured during active duty.

The good news is that disability benefits are one part of the VA's larger mission. The VA offers an array of other benefits to honor the service and sacrifice of our veterans.

Understanding Veterans Disability Benefits

The U.S. Veterans Affairs (VA) manages the Veterans Disability program, providing financial aid to eligible veterans who became ill or were injured during their military service.

The program alleviates the financial strains tied to service-related disabilities, and serves as a way to show sincere gratitude to our Georgia veterans.

How Does the Veterans Disability Benefits Program Work?

After receiving a disability claim, the VA evaluates the veteran's condition and provides a disability rating. This determines the amount of monthly compensation. The amount received each month is based on the severity of the condition.

When a Georgia veteran has more than one disability, each condition is assessed and assigned a rating by the VA. These individual ratings are then combined, according to VA regulations, into a single final rating, which is not simply an addition of all ratings, but rather a reflection of the overall impact of all the veteran's disabilities.

Eligibility Requirements for Veterans Disability Benefits

To be eligible for VA benefits, veterans must meet several guidelines.

Both of these must be true:

  • You have an existing condition, either physical or mental, that impacts your health, and
  • Your service history includes active duty, active duty for training, or inactive duty training.

And, at least one of the following must be true:

  • You incurred an injury or sickness during your military service that can be connected to your current condition. This is known as an in-service disability claim.

  • An existing injury or illness from before your military service worsened due to your service — called a pre-service disability claim, or
  • You have a disability that is associated with your active-duty service but it only manifested after your service ended. This is known as a post-service disability claim.

Georgia veterans hoping to qualify for VA disability benefits must have served in active duty and have a service-related disability. The VA assigns disability ratings from 10% to 100%. The compensation the veteran receives is based on the severity of all combined disabilities.

How to Apply for VA Disability in Georgia

Beginning your application for VA Disability benefits in Georgia is smoother if all your military and medical documents are neatly organized.

Prepare important records such as your DD214 or other separation papers, medical evidence supporting your disability, and any dependency records. You can file claims online through, by mail, or in person at a regional VA office.

Click here to file a VA Disability claim.

Need help? Call the VA benefits hotline: 800-827-1000

Be sure to provide accurate and complete information when filing your claim. Missing or incomplete information will likely result in denied benefits.

What to Do If Your Georgia VA Claim Is Denied

If your claim is denied, don't lose hope. You have the right to appeal the decision.

To begin your appeal, file a Notice of Disagreement with the VA. You must begin this process within one year from the date the VA mailed the decision.

The appeal process can take several months to a couple of years, depending on the complexity of the appeal, the type of appeal process chosen, and the amount of evidence required for your claim.

More VA Benefits Available to Georgia Veterans

Disability benefits are just one of the many services offered to veterans. The VA extends healthcare services and comprehensive medical care to Georgia veterans at VA hospitals and clinics.

If you're a veteran thinking about homeownership, the VA Home Loans program can help you secure a mortgage loan. The VA also aids veterans' education and career progression through initiatives like the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

Additional VA Benefits include:

  • VA Pension
  • VetSuccess on Campus
  • VA Loans
  • Health Care
  • VA Life Insurance
  • Education and Training
  • Dependents and Survivor Benefits
  • Veterans Readiness and Employment
  • VA Burial Benefits

Claiming Your Georgia VA Benefits

Georgia veterans struggling with service-related health concerns should promptly apply for Veterans Disability benefits. In conjunction with other VA support programs, these benefits can substantially improve the lives of veterans and their families.

Georgia — VA Office Locations

Veterans Benefits Administration

Name Address Phone Number
Augusta Vet Center 2050 Walton Way, Suite 100 Augusta, GA 30904 706-729-5762
Atlanta Regional Office 1700 Clairmont Road Decatur, GA 30033 800-827-1000
Intake Site At Fort Benning Dept of VA, Bldg 2751, 6520 Marchant Ave Fort Benning, GA 31905
Intake Site At Fort Gordon Dept of Veterans Affairs, Bldg 33800 Fort Gordon, GA 30905
Intake Site At Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield Audie Murphy Soldier Center (3 ID Welcome Center) Fort Stewart, GA 31409
Intake Site At Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base Fleet & Family Support Center Naval 1063 USS Tennessee Ave BLDG 1051 Kings Bay, GA 31547
Atlanta Regional Loan Center 1700 Clairmont Road Decatur, GA 30033 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 100026 Decatur, GA 30031-7026 800-827-1000

National Cemetery Administration

Name Address Phone Number
Southeast District 1700 Clairmont Road 4th floor Decatur, GA 30033 404-929-5899
Georgia National Cemetery 2025 Mount Carmel Church Lane Canton, GA 30114 Mailing Address: 2025 Mount Carmel Church Lane Canton, GA 30114 770-479-9300
Marietta National Cemetery 500 Washington Avenue Marietta, GA 30060 866-236-8159

Veterans Health Administration

Name Address Phone Number
VISN 7: VA Southeast Network 3700 Crestwood Parkway, NW, Suite 500 Duluth, GA 30096-5585 678-924-5700
Atlanta VA Health Care System 1670 Clairmont Road Decatur, GA 30033 404-321-6111
Carl Vinson VA Medical Center 1826 Veterans Blvd. Dublin, GA 31021 478-272-1210
Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center 1 Freedom Way Augusta, GA 30904-6285 706-733-0188
Athens Clinic 9249 Highway 29 North Athens, GA 30601 706-227-4534
Hinesville Clinic 500 East Oglethorpe Highway Hinesville, GA 31313 912-408-2900
Rome VA Clinic 30 Chateau Dr, SE Rome, GA 30161 404-329-2222
Trinka Davis Veterans Village Clinic 180 Martin Dr Carrollton, GA 30117 404-329-2222
Albany VA Clinic 814 Radford Blvd., Building 7000 Albany, GA 31701 800-595-5229
Atlanta VA Clinic 250 N. Arcadia Avenue Decatur, GA 30030 404-329-2222
Blairsville VA CBOC 1294 Highway 515 East, Suite 100 Blairsville, GA 30512 404-329-2222
Brunswick VA Clinic 1111 Glynco Parkway, Bldg. 2, Suite 200 Brunswick, GA 31525 800-595-5229
Cobb County VA Clinic 1263 Cobb Parkway N. Marietta, GA 30066
Columbus Downtown VA Clinic 2100 Comer Avenue Plaza G Columbus, GA 31904 Mailing Address: 2100 Comer Avenue, Plaza G Columbus, GA 31904 334-272-4670
Covington Clinic 934 East Church Street Jasper, GA 30143
East Point VA Clinic 2675 N. Martin St., Building 700 Suite A East Point, GA 30344
Fort McPherson VA Campus 1701 Hardee Ave., SW Atlanta, GA 30310 404-321-6111
Ft. Benning VA Clinic 6635 Bass Road, Bldg. 9214 Ft. Benning, GA 31905 706-257-7205
Fulton County VA Clinic 1513 Cleveland Ave., Building 300 East Point, GA 30344
Gwinnett County VA Clinic 1970 Riverside Parkway Lawrenceville, GA 30043 404-329-2222
Henderson Mill VA Clinic 2296 Henderson Mill Road Atlanta, GA 30345
Lawrenceville VA Clinic 455 Philip Blvd, Suite 200 Lawrenceville, GA 30046 404-329-2222
Macon VA Clinic 5566 Thomaston Road Macon, GA 31220 800-595-5229
Milledgeville VA Clinic 2249 Vinson Hwy SE Milledgeville, GA 31061 800-595-5229
Newnan VA Clinic 39-A Oak Hill Ct. Newnan, GA 30265 404-329-2222
Oakwood VA Clinic 4175 Tanners Creek Drive Flowery Branch, GA 30542 404-329-2222
Perry VA Clinic 2370 S. Houston Lake Road Kathleen, GA 31047 800-595-5229
Pike County Clinic 9528 Highway 19 North Zebulon, GA 30295
Robert S. Poydasheff VA Clinic 6910 River Road Columbus, GA 31904 706-257-7205
Savannah Clinic 1170 Shawnee St. Savannah, GA 31419 912-920-0214
Statesboro Clinic 658 Northside Drive East Statesboro, GA 30458 912-871-8719
Stockbridge VA Clinic 175 Medical Blvd. Stockbridge, GA 30281 404-329-2222
Tifton VA Clinic 1824 Ridge Avenue North Tifton, GA 31794-3441 800-595-5229
West Cobb County 333 Midway Rd Marietta, GA 30064
Atlanta Vet Center 1800 Phoenix Boulevard, Building 400, Suite 404 Box 55 College Park, GA 30349 770-994-6700
Columbus, GA Vet Center 2601 Cross Country Drive, Condominium B-2 Suite 900 Columbus, GA 31906 706-596-7170
Lawrenceville Vet Center 930 River Centre Place Lawrenceville, GA 30043 678-442-3082
Macon Vet Center 750 Riverside Drive Macon, GA 31201 478-477-3813
Marietta Vet Center 980 S. Cobb Drive Marietta, GA 30060 770-423-7800
Savannah Vet Center 321 Commercial Dr Savannah, GA 31406 912-961-5800
St Marys CBOC 2603 Osbourne Road, Ste E St Marys, GA 31558 912-510-3420
Valdosta CBOC 348 Enterprise Drive, Suite B Valdosta, GA 31601 229-293-0132
Waycross CBOC 515B City Boulevard Waycross, GA 31501 912-279-4400