Veterans Affairs

Service members, Veterans, and their beneficiaries can apply for benefits services on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) website at  You can contact the VA with questions here:  The Latin American Regional Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) located in Costa Rica can help with questions about benefits and services.  For more information on their services and how to contact them, please visit their webpage at:

If you are a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one, connect with the Veteran Crisis Line available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for confidential help.  Call +1 800-273-8255 (TTY +1 800-799-4889 if you have hearing loss ) or start a confidential chat.  Get more resources at  A trained responder will answer your call or chat and ask you a few questions.  You decide how much you want to share.  Feeling anxious or alone and thinking about suicide are some of the signs that a Veteran may be in crisis.  No matter what you are experiencing, there is support available for you.