Veterans Disability Benefits in New Hampshire

Home to over 100,000 valiant veterans, New Hampshire is a state that deeply respects those who have served our nation. To show gratitude for their dedication and sacrifices, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides various benefits to veterans living in New Hampshire.

One such significant benefit is the VA Disability program. This program provides monthly financial compensation to veterans who are struggling with disabilities as a result of their military service.

About the VA Disability Program

The VA uses a rating system to evaluate each disability, assigning a percentage between 10% and 100% to represent the severity of the condition. A higher rating means a larger monthly payment is sent to the veteran.

In cases where a veteran has more than one disability, each condition is assessed individually. Then, these separate ratings are brought together to provide a complete overall rating.

Veterans will usually need to participate in a Compensation & Pension (C&P) exam. This medical check is conducted by the VA to identify and rate the severity of the veteran's service-related disabilities.

Eligibility Requirements for VA Disability Benefits

To qualify for VA benefits, New Hampshire 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.

The VA eligibility requirements for disability benefits can seem complex, but a little preparation can make a big difference. First, familiarize yourself with the requirements — veterans must have a current physical or mental health condition related to active duty service.

Showing that your health condition is linked to your military service is an important part of the process. To do this, you'll need strong medical evidence. Keep track of all your medical documents and have them ready to go when you need them.

Always be thorough and accurate in your application to improve your chances of having your claim approved by the VA.

How to Apply for VA Disability in New Hampshire

When you're ready to apply for VA disability benefits, start by collecting all the necessary documents. You'll need your military records, medical files, and your DD214 form or other papers that prove you were discharged from service.

Be aware that a dishonorable discharge, the most severe type of military separation, can disqualify a veteran from receiving VA benefits and services.

Click here to file a VA Disability claim.

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

Once you've got everything together, it's time to start your application. The easiest way is to apply online at Just click on "Sign in to start your application" and follow the on-screen steps.

If you don't have internet access you can send your application by mail or bring it in person to the nearest VA office.

To mail your application, download and fill out the Veterans Application for Compensation and/or Pension (VA Form 21-526EZ), and mail it to:

Department of Veterans Affairs
Claims Intake Center
PO Box 4444
Janesville, WI 53547-4444

If you prefer to apply in person, visit your local VA office. Don't forget to make copies of all the documents for your records.

The VA's processing times can vary, usually ranging from 3-6 months, or sometimes even longer. When you apply for VA disability benefits, make sure your information is complete and accurate to help speed up the process.

Appeal a Denial

If you receive a denial notice for your claim, you have the right to appeal the decision. Submit a Notice of Disagreement form within a year from when you received the denial.

Gather all your medical records, documents, and witness statements that can link your disability to your military service. With comprehensive medical evidence, your appeal is more likely to be successful.

VA Benefits Available to New Hampshire Veterans

In addition to disability benefits, the VA provides several other benefits to improve the lives of veterans and their families.

New Hampshire veterans can access the following VA benefits:

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

As a veteran in New Hampshire, VA disability benefits and other VA services can provide financial relief, health care, education opportunities, and much more. These benefits are designed to ease your transition from military to civilian life, ensuring you're cared for in recognition of your service.

If you're a New Hampshire veteran dealing with health challenges tied to your military service, don't hesitate to apply for Veterans Disability benefits. These benefits, alongside others offered by the VA contribute to better health, financial stability, and overall quality of life.

New Hampshire — VA Office Locations

Veterans Benefits Administration

Name Address Phone Number
Manchester Regional Office Norris Cotton Federal Bldg., 275 Chestnut St. Manchester, NH 03101 800-827-1000
Intake Site At Portsmouth Naval Shipyard/Naval Ambulatory Care Center Manchester VA Regional Office Manchester, NH 03101

National Cemetery Administration

Name Address Phone Number

Veterans Health Administration

Name Address Phone Number
Manchester VA Medical Center 718 Smyth Road Manchester, NH 03104 603-624-4366
Conway Outpatient Clinic 71 Hobbs Street Conway, NH 03818 800-892-8384
Keene Outpatient Clinic 640 Marlboro Street, Route 101 Keene, NH 03431 603-358-4900
Littleton Community Based Outpatient Clinic 264 Cottage Street Littleton, NH 03561 603-575-6700
Portsmouth Outpatient Clinic Pease International Tradeport 302 Newmarket Street Portsmouth, NH 03803 603-624-4366
Somersworth Outpatient Clinic 200 Route 108 Somersworth, NH 03878 603-624-4366
Tilton Outpatient Clinic 630 West Main Street, Suite 400 Tilton, NH 03276 603-624-4366
Berlin Vet Center 515 Main Street Suite 2 Gorham, NH 03581 603-752-2571
Keene Vet Center Outstation 640 Marlboro Rd. (Route 101) Keene, NH 03431 603-358-4950
Manchester Vet Center 1461 Hooksett Rd, B7 Hooksett, NH 03106-1882 603-668-7060
Portsmouth Vet Center Outstation 801 McGee Drive Portsmouth, NH 03801 603-668-7060
RCS North Atlantic District 1 15 Dartmouth Drive, Suite 202 Auburn, NH 03032 603-623-4204