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Montgomery Regional Office

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Montgomery Regional Office

| Intake Site345 Perry Hill Rd.

Montgomery, AL 36109

Phone: 800-827-1000

Fax: 334-213-3461

The Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office (VARO), Montgomery, Alabama, has jurisdiction for the entire State of Alabama and for Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) in 10 counties of the Northwest Florida panhandle. The Regional Office occupies all three floors of a 66,000 sq. ft. VBA-owned and operated building on 5 acres of VA grounds and is colocated with Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System-West Campus. The facility represents the Veterans Benefits Administration's first endeavor at designing, constructing, and activating a new building. The building, dedicated in August 1994, was occupied September 6, 1994. A 14,000 sq. ft. files administration building was added in 2004. The Office of Regional Counsel and VR&E are located in a nearby office park.

This station administers benefits and/or services to the 460,000 veterans residing in Alabama. The monthly amount of benefits to veterans and dependents for compensation and pension is $52,094,819. Our Vocational Rehabilitation program has the fourth highest rehabilitation services caseload in the nation.


  • Alabama State Department of Veterans Affairs

    Marshall Smith 334-213-3325

    James Fallin 334-213-3325

    Susan Weishaupt 334- 213-3325

    • AMVETS

      • Disabled American Veterans

        Patrick Coles 334-213-3365

        • Military Order Purple Heart

      Everett Cole 334-272-4670 Ext 4662

      [*]Paralyzed Veterans of America

      Anthony Steele 334-213-3433

      [*]Veterans of Foreign Wars

      Johnny Boyington 334-213-3439

      Programs, Pilots or Unique Features Specific to Montgomery Regional Office

      The Montgomery Regional Office has been selected as one of three regional offices to participate in the Department of Veterans Affairs Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Pilot Program beginning November 1, 2006 through April 30, 2007. This initiative is a collaborative effort to address conflict prevention, early dispute resolution,improvements in the complaint process, and encouraging Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) through the use of mediation and open communication. Our primary goal during this pilot and beyond is to help managers and employees identify and address the cause of workplace complaints by creating an environment whereby our nation's veterans receive outstanding care and services.

      The VR&E Division in Montgomery has responsibilities for counseling and rehabilitation services for the 10 counties in the NW Florida Panhandle. There is an access site in Pensacola and Ft. Walton Beach.

      The VR&E Division was the first of 54 offices nationally to implement the Five Tracks to Employability and implement Job Labs in 7 sites for disabled veterans to utilize for vocational exploration, job search and resume building. The division also tested the nationally deployed VR&E service website: "vetsuccess.gov", a one stop website that provides numerous electronic employment resources to disabled veterans. The VR&E Division is participating in President Bush's Faith Based and Community Initiative through a pilot project where VA and the local YMCA's partner to assist disabled veterans with ancillary services and employment opportunities.

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