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Manchester Regional Benefit Office

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Norris Cotton Federal Bldg., 275 Chestnut St.
Manchester, NH 03101

Phone: 800-827-1000
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The Department of Veterans Affairs Manchester VA Regional Office is in the Norris Cotton Federal Building located at 275 Chestnut Street, Manchester, New Hampshire 03101. The office provides veterans benefits services to the entire State of New Hampshire which has a veteran population of 131,074 and provides Loan Guaranty benefits to all of New England to include New York State (population 2,500,000). The Regional Office is the 40th largest RO and has 68 employees on duty. 




Disability Compensation


Vocational Rehabilitation

Home Loan Guaranties

Specially Adapted Housing

Automobile Assistance

Clothing Allowance

Burial Benefits


There are 14,744 veterans and their beneficiaries receiving $10,933,222 per month in compensation or pension benefits. In FY 2005 this office guaranteed VA home loans totaling $545,474,475.




Itinerant services are provided at the following outbased offices:

VA Medical Center in Manchester, NH (VBC)

VAMC Clinic at Pease Air National Guard Base in Portsmouth (VBC)

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor)

Quarterly visit in the northern region of New Hampshire (Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor)


The American Legion, DAV, VFW and State Veterans Council occupy space in this office. We are served by a VA Regional Counsel office located in this federal building, currently staffed with two attorneys and one clerical employee.