Status 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.
If your organization has a business need for SQUARES and would like to become an authorized user, please complete the 10-15-minute online training and review the documents in the table below that provides guidance on the application process for each user type:
- Internal Users (VA Employees)
- External Managers (VA Grantees)
- External Users (VA Grantees)
- External Managers (All Other Organizations) – (Data Use Agreement is required)
- External Users (All Other Organizations)
Once you have been granted access, you will be notified by email. If you do not receive an approval notification within 24-48 hours, please Contact Us.
Online Training (At-A-Glance)
We strongly encourage you to use the Chrome Browser and take the 10-15 minute online SQUARES training course before applying for SQUARES access.
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).