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SQUARES - Using Data to End Veteran HomelessnessStatus Query and Response Exchange System (SQUARES) is a VA web application that provides VA employees and external homeless service organizations with reliable, detailed information about Veteran eligibility. Users submit identity attributes for homeless individuals (name, date of birth, social security number, gender) and SQUARES returns information regarding their Veteran status and eligibility for homeless programs. The tool facilitates quick and simple access to care for homeless and at-risk Veterans. For a general overview of how SQUARES is making a major impact in the community, please watch the SQUARES Video.

If you have a business need for SQUARES and would like to become an authorized user, please complete the 10-15-minute online training, review the frequently asked questions, and click on the tab below to obtain application instructions for your specific access level. Contact Us ( or complete the Help Desk Form if you need assistance.


We strongly encourage you to use the Chrome Browser, watch the 3-Minute SQUARES Video and take the 10-15 minutes Online SQUARES Training Course before applying for SQUARES access.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Please review the Frequently Asked Questions before contacting or completing the Help Desk Form.

Frequently Asked Questions

Executive Summary

Please review the brief overview of the Status Query and Response Exchange System (SQUARES) — search engine-style database that allows authorized users to look up a person in need of service, identify them as a Veteran, and determine their eligibility status, quickly and reliably).

Executive Summary

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