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Congressman Austin Scott

Representing the 8th District of Georgia

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Veterans

The following information is for veterans. Please contact our office for assistance with any questions or problems you may have.

How can I contact the Department of Veterans Affairs?

How can I file for disability benefits?

How can I get education benefits under the Montgomery GI Bill? 

How can I get medical benefits? 

How can I get information on suicide prevention? 

How can I get a home loan? 

How can I get life insurance? 

How can I get vocational rehabilitation and employment benefits? 

How can I get survivor benefits? 

What drug benefits are available? 

How can I get a copy of my military records? 

How can I apply for a medal, award, or decoration that I earned while in the service? 

Veterans' facilities in and around the 8th district:

Carl Vinson VA Medical Center
1826 Veterans Blvd.
Dublin, GA 31021
478-272-1210

Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center
950 15th Street Downtown
1 Freedom Way Uptown
Augusta, GA 30904
706-733-0188

Malcom Randall VA Medical Center
1601 SW Archer Road
Gainesville, FL 32608
352-376-1611 | 800-324-8387

Lake City VA Medical Center
619 South Marion Avenue
Lake City, FL 32025
386-755-3016 | 800-308-8387

Atlanta VA Medical Center
1670 Clairmont Road
Decatur, GA 30033
404-321-6111

Macon VA Clinic
5398 Thomaston Road, Suite B
Macon, GA 31220
Phone: 478-476-8868

Albany VA Clinic
Marine Corps Logistics Base
814 Radford Blvd, Bldg. 7000
Albany, GA 31701
(229) 446-9000

Valdosta VA Outpatient Clinic
2841 N Patterson St
Valdosta, GA 31602
(229) 293-0132

Kathleen VA Clinic
2370 Houston Lake Rd
Kathleen, GA
(478) 224-1309

Macon Vet Center

More information and help:

Where can I get more information on Federal benefits for veterans? 

Where can I get more information on Georgia benefits for veterans?

Where can I get more information for women veterans?

Where can I get help getting my veterans benefits?

Veterans Crisis Line:

1-800-273-8255 (press 1)

More on Veterans

May 24, 2017 Editorial

If you’ve spent much time driving through Middle Georgia, you’ve seen “EDIMGIAFAD” painted across everything from water towers to billboards. “Every day in Middle Georgia is Armed Forces Appreciation Day.”

Nationwide, May is Military Appreciation Month, a time to honor those brave Americans who have raised their hand and spoken the oath to selflessly protect and defend our great nation. To our brave men and women in uniform: This month is for you.

May 23, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Austin Scott (GA-08) today issued the following statement upon the House passing the No Hero Left Untreated Act (H.R. 1162), a bill which would create a pilot program to explore treatments for veterans experiencing mental health conditions, over-prescription of opioids, and chronic pain. Rep. Scott is an original co-sponsor of the bill.

August 12, 2015 Press Release

TIFTON, GA – U.S. Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) today held a Veterans Town Hall for Eighth Congressional District veterans and their families.  Over 200 people attended the event.

August 6, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) today announced an upcoming Veterans Town Hall on Wednesday, August 12, 2015.

The event will begin with a meet and greet and will include a town hall where veterans can ask questions to Congressman Scott; Al Bocchicchio, Director of the VA Regional Office in Atlanta; and Maryalice Morro, Director of the  Carl Vinson Medical Center in Dublin.  Questions will be written down on cards by attendees before the town hall begins, and the panel will address as many as possible. 

November 4, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) today announced an upcoming “Veterans Appreciation Coffee” on Veterans Day, Tuesday, November 11, 2014.

Congressman Scott invites Eighth District veterans to drop by between 9:30am – 10:30am for coffee and pastries.  The Congressman will be there to thank veterans for their service and to discuss important issues facing our military and veterans.

Additional details are provided below:

January 28, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) today delivered the following video statement in response to the President’s 2014 State of the Union address to the nation Tuesday:

January 27, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) today announced upcoming mobile offices coming to Georgia's Eighth Congressional District in February.

Representatives from Scott’s district office will hold eleven remote office locations throughout the Eighth Congressional District to offer constituents assistance with federal issues ranging from Medicare and Social Security to Veterans' benefits.

December 3, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) today announced an upcoming mobile office coming to Valdosta on Tuesday, December 10, 2013.

Representatives from the Congressman's district office will be in Valdosta to offer constituents assistance with a number of federal issues ranging from Medicare and Social Security to Veterans' benefits. Additional details are provided below:

November 14, 2013 Press Release

Tifton, GA – U.S. Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) today announced his office will participate in the first annual C.A.R.E. for the Homeless Resource Fair being held in Tifton on Tuesday, November 19, 2013.

Representatives from Scott’s district office will be present to provide constituents assistance with federal issues ranging from Medicare and Social Security to Veterans' benefits.

October 25, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) joined House Armed Services Committee (HASC) Republicans in sending a letter to FY14 Budget conferees, Chairman Paul Ryan and Chairman Patty Murray, highlighting the need to maintain national defense at the House budget level. The letter describes the impacts of defense cuts both to the overall force and readiness, while urging support for entitlement reform in lieu of cuts to our military.

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