Veterans that have made Charlotte their home will find plenty of resources for locating health and housing benefits as well as general information about benefits and claims.
Veterans are eligible for health care programs specifically designed to meet the needs of vets of all ages. If you served in the active armed forces at one time and did not have a dishonorable discharge, then you may qualify for VA health benefits. To enroll in the VA Health Care System, you need to complete an Application for Health Care Benefits and provide all of the required documentation.
The Charlotte Health Care Center is a VA community clinic through the W.G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center that provides veterans with primary care and specialty services as needed. The center offers a Behavioral Health Department for veterans needing individual, group, or family counseling as well as a laboratory, pharmacy, convenience store, and tax-free dining.
The Charlotte Health Care Center is located at 3506 West Tyvola Road in Charlotte and is open Monday through Friday from 7AM until 6PM.
You can also use the Charlotte Community-Based Outpatient Clinic at 8601 University East Drive in Charlotte. The clinic is open Monday through Friday from 7AM until 5:30PM and provides veterans with primary care services, behavioral services, laboratory services, imaging, and pharmacy.
The Mecklenburg County Commission Support Services Veterans Services Division is a housing resource veterans in the Charlotte area can use to avoid homelessness or secure home loans. This resource can put you in touch with lenders to secure a home loan, purchase a manufactured home or lot, build or repair your home, make home improvements, or refinance a current loan.
Several programs are available to homeless veterans through the Mecklenburg County Commission in conjunction with local, state, and federal agencies including medical and rehabilitative care, inpatient and outpatient care, housing programs, counseling centers, addiction treatment, and disability benefits. The Acquired Property Sales Program enables homeless organizations to purchase foreclosed homes at a steep discount. These homes are available for lease.
The Charlotte Vet Center is located at 2114 Ben Craig Drive in Suite 300 in Charlotte and is open Monday through Friday and the second Sunday of each month. The Vet Center serves as a one-stop resource for veterans of all ages as they navigate through claims, benefits, applications, health care, housing needs, life insurance, home loans, employment training, and more. If you have questions regarding memorial and burial services, the Charlotte Vet Center can answer those questions and help you make a future plan.
If you are considering long-term care, ask the Vet Center about the VA Aid and Attendance pension that will cover in-home care or nursing home care for an eligible veteran or their spouse.
Veterans age 55 and older considering re-entering the workforce can enroll in the Senior Community Service Employment Program through the North Carolina Health and Human Services. The Program provides paid training for eligible low-income residents to help them grow their marketable skills as well as their income.
For more information on the Aid & Attendance Benefit and to learn how it can help pay for assisted living, please visit VeteranAid.org.
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