North Little Rock Regional Benefit Office
Hours of Operation: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday through Friday
The Little Rock VA Regional Office offers services to Veterans in the State of Arkansas and the city of Texarkana in Bowie County, Texas. Based on 2012 information from the National Center for Veterans Analyses and Statistics, the Veteran population of Arkansas is 252,279 and Bowie County, Texas, has a Veteran population of 9,091. With a staff of 178 employees, the Regional Office determines entitlement to disability compensation, vocational rehabilitation and counseling, and various ancillary benefits such as clothing allowance, automobile grants, and specially adapted housing. The compensation payments authorized by the Regional Office total $57,037,831 each month.
Entitlement to home loan guaranty and approval of home loan applications for residents of Arkansas are currently determined by the Regional Loan Center, Houston, Texas. Requests for Certificates of Eligibility are worked out of the Atlanta Eligibility Center.
Veterans, service members, and family can register and learn how to use eBenefits by accessing the eBenefits website at: https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits-portal/ebenefits.portal
VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) offers programs to assist Veterans with service-connected disabilities in preparing for, finding, and keeping suitable jobs. For Veterans with service-connected disabilities so severe that they cannot immediately consider work, this program offers services to improve their ability to live as independently as possible.
VA VetSuccess on Campus (VSOC) is a new program designed to help Veterans on campus access the tools they need to be successful in their academic environment. To accomplish this goal in Northwest Arkansas, an experienced Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor has been assigned to University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, and NW AR Community College.
Service Organizations and other VA activities located at the Regional Office:
- Disabled American Veterans
- Military Order of the Purple Hearts
- Paralyzed Veterans of America
- Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs, which includes:
- Veterans of Foreign Wars
- American Ex-Prisoners of War
- Blinded Veterans Association
- Catholic War Veterans
- Fleet Reserve Association
- Marine Corps League
- Veterans of WWI
The Regional Office also provides office space for two Education Liaison Representatives from the Muskogee Regional Office, one Human Resource Security Specialists from the Denver Regional Office, three IT Specialists and one Information Security Officer.