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How to Change Your Address with Veteran Affairs (VA)

In recent years, more than 18 million veterans aged 65 and older were counted in the US. Veterans receive their benefits through The Department of Veteran Affairs also known as Veteran Affairs or VA. Veteran’s are entitled to benefits for complications that may have derived from their time in service and also for general recognition of their service. Here’s how to change your address if you receive any type of benefits or services from Veteran Affairs.

How to Change Your Address With Veteran Affairs? 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

There are 4 different ways to change your address with Veteran Affairs. The most popular are online or by phone.

  1. Online by selecting Profile in the drop-down menu. To do this, you need to be signed in to VA.gov with a verified account.
  2. By phone at 800-698-2411.

Keep reading to learn more on how to change your address in person or by mail with Veteran Affairs.

Address Change Procedures Offered by Veterans Affairs

Obligation to Notify Veteran Affairs

If you're primary address has changed, you must notify Veteran Affairs if you receive benefits or services from any of the following departments:

Contacting Veteran Affairs Departments Directly

Some address changes with Veteran Affairs cannot be done collectively. You’ll have to contact each of these VA departments directly.

Veterans’ Mortgage Life Insurance (VMLI)

  • Call the VA Insurance Center at 800-669-8477. 
  • Or send & sign and date a written change of address request by mail to:

Department of Veterans Affairs
Regional Office and Insurance Center
PO Box 7208 (VMLI)
Philadelphia, PA 19101

Home Loan Benefits

CHAMPVA

  • Call the Customer Call Center at 800-733-8387. 
  • Or send & sign and date a written change of address request by mail to:

CHAMPVA
PO Box 469063
Denver, CO 80246-9063

Education Benefits

  • Call the VA Education Benefits department at 888-442-4551.
  • Sign into WAVE (an online verification system). Then click on the Change Address link.

The Foreign Medical Program

  • Call the Foreign Medical Program Office at 877-345-8159. 
  • Or send & sign and date a written change of address request by mail to:

VHA Office of Community Care
Foreign Medical Program (FMP)
PO Box 469061
Denver, CO 80246-9061

Veteran Affairs Change of Address Online

The fastest option

  1. Sign in to your VA.gov account. If you don’t have one, create one here.
  2. Select Profile in the drop-down menu.
  3. Scroll down to the Addresses section.
  4. Click on Edit to change your home and/or mailing address.

Eligibility for Online Address Change With VA

You’re eligible to change your address online with VA if you receive any of these benefits/services:

  • Disability Compensation
  • Pension
  • Veteran Readiness and Employment
  • Burials and Memorials
  • Service Member Benefits
  • Family Member Benefits
  • Education Benefits (done separately through WAVE).

Veteran Affairs Change of Address by Mail

The old-fashioned way

To change your address with Veteran Affairs by mail you must print the VA Form 20-572, fill it and then send it to your local VA office.

Eligibility for Mail Address Change With VA

You’re eligible to change your address by mail with VA if you receive any of these benefits/services:

  • Disability Compensation
  • Pension
  • Health Care
  • Veteran Readiness and Employment
  • Life Insurance
  • Burials and Memorials
  • Service Member Benefits
  • Family Member Benefits

Veteran Affairs Change of Address by Phone

The most convenient option

To change your address by phone with Veteran Affairs call 800-698-2411 24/7 and 365 days a year.   

*Be prepared with your claim number or Social Security number, your previous address, date of birth, and the exact amount of your monthly VA benefits (if applicable).

Eligibility for Phone Address Change With VA

You’re eligible to change your address by phone with VA if you receive any of these benefits/services:

  • Life Insurance
  • Health Care
  • Housing Assistance
  • Disability Compensation
  • Pension
  • Veteran Readiness and Employment
  • Burials and Memorials
  • Service Member Benefits
  • Family Member Benefits

Different numbers: 

  • Veterans’ Mortgage Life Insurance (VMLI) (800-669-8477)
  • Home Loan Benefits (877-827-3702)
  • CHAMPVA (800-733-8387)
  • Education Benefits (888-442-4551)
  • The Foreign Medical Program (877-345-8159)

Find a VA Office Near Me

Final Thoughts

It is important to notify Veteran Affairs (VA) of your change of address as soon as you know your moving date. Changing it on-time will make sure you’re still receiving all your benefits and services from the VA. Changing your address through your VA.gov account is the simplest way to change your address as it can be done in no time at all. If you’re not comfortable with an online address change, you can still change your address by phone and by mail.

Are you moving soon? Make sure you hire a reliable moving company or rely on a trustworthy moving truck to transport your belongings safely.

Now that changing your address with the Veteran Affairs has been taken care of, read our complete change of address checklist to find our who to notify next.

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