The Veterans Affairs Department (VA) has launched new hotline1-855-VA-WOMEN, this hotline will receive and respond to questions women veterans, their families, and caregivers may have about the services and benefits available to them. The hotline was developed in response to the growing number of women veterans who are expected to access VA services.  Current estimates indicate that women comprise close to fifteen-percent of active duty military and eighteen-percent of National Guard, and Reserve Forces.  The VA reports that nationally there are 2,224,547 women veterans, and of those, over 87,000 reside in North Carolina.

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