Local Veteran Resources

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Kansas City VA Medical Center

  • What: Primary care services for veterans in the Kansas City Metro area.
  • Location: 4801 E Linwood Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64128
  • Phone: 816-861-4700
  • Website: https://www.kansascity.va.gov/

Leavenworth Veterans Affairs Medical Center

  • What: Primary care services for veterans in the Leavenworth, KS area.
  • Location: 4104 S 4th St, Leavenworth, KS 66048
  • Phone: 785-350-4407
  • Website: https://www.leavenworth.va.gov/

Kansas Commission on Veteran Affairs Office

  • What: The KCVAO Veteran Services Program can help you file VA claims for:
    • Education Benefits
    • Non-service connected Pension Benefits
    • Service-Connected Disability Compensation Benefits
    • Spouse and Dependent Benefits
    • State VA Benefits
    • VA Health Care Benefits

Overland Park Field Office

  • Location: 10107 West 105th Street, Suite B, Overland Park, KS 66212
  • Counties served: Johnson, Kansas City Metro Area, Wyndotte
  • Phone: 913-371-5968
  • Fax: 913-371-0380
  • Website: kcva.ks.gov
  • Veteran Service Representative: Glenda Pavey

Dwight D. Eisenhower V.A. Medical Center

  • Location: 4101 S 4th, Leavenworth, KS, 66048-5055
  • Phone: 913-682-2000
  • The American Legion (74)
    • Room B105
    • Phone: 800-952-8387 Ext. 54297
    • Phone:913-758-4297
    • Fax: 913-758-4187
    • Veteran Service Representative: Thomas Ault
    • Office Assistant: Aldrita Ferguson
    • *Kansas Claims Assistance Participant
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars (97)
    • Room B107
    • Phone: 800-952-8387 Ext. 54296
    • Phone: 913-758-4296
    • Fax: 913-758-4257
    • Veteran Service Representative: Allen Barnes
    • Office Assistant: David Hughes
    • *Kansas Claims Assistance participant

Scholarship/Grant Resources

KCKCC Foundation Scholarships for Military Affiliated Students

  • Heart of America Patriot Foundation Endowed Scholarship
  • Senia and Will Shields Emerging Leader Scholarship

Click here to go to the KCKCC Foundation Scholarships page


Additional Helpful Links

Additional Helpful Links
Ask the VA a Question
Ask the VA a question relating to any benefit or health question.
Use portal to begin your GI Bill or convert from Montgomery to Post 9/11. Obtain a Certificate for a VA backed home loan; Initiate a VA claim and many other benefits. Registering on eBenefits creates the Service Member’s DS Logon username and password.
Joint Service Transcript
Site to get your military college credits transferred to a college.
Verification of Military Experience & Training (VMET) https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/tgps/    Great document to civilianize your military experience for use on a resume. Password same as eBenefits. Errors are corrected by Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) at 800-727-3677.
WAVE (Web Automated Verification of Enrollment) www.gibill.va.gov/wave/index.do  Verify your enrollment here.
VA Education Benefits  
Find additional information on VA Education Benefits.
GI Bill Comparison Tool
Compare the different GI Bills, compare online vs. residential courses and how it will impact your BAH.
Department of Defense   
Information about the Department of Defense can be found here.
TA Decide
Information about Tuition Assistance and Kansas City Kansas Community College.
Kansas City Kansas Community College Scorecard   https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/school/?155292-Kansas-City-Kansas-Community-College  US Department of Education Score Card provides information about the school, their programs, costs, admissions and more.
Kansas City Kansas Community College Navigator profile  https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?q=Kansas+city+kansas+Community+College&s=all&id=155292  Institute of Education Sciences provides scientific data on colleges to help you make an informed decision.
Veterans Crisis Line

Ways to Connect:

*1800-273-8255 then Press 1;

*Dial 988 then Press 1;

*Text: 838255

The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. 

Military One Source
Military OneSource is your 24/7 connection to information, answers and support to help you reach your goals, overcome challenges, and thrive. As a member of our military family, you are eligible to use this Department of Defense-funded program anytime, anywhere. Turn to Military OneSources for tax services, spouse employment help, webinars and online training, relocation and deployment tools, and much more.