Salt Lake City Regional Benefit Office
The Salt Lake City VA Regional Office is located on the VA Salt Lake City Health Care System campus, approximately four miles East of downtown Salt Lake City. The total Regional Office employment level is 710 actual full time equivalent employees. The Regional Office also manages the Fort Harrison Regional Office (75 actual FTE). The Regional Office is responsible for the administration of Veterans' benefits for the entire state of Utah, as well as Montana through remote management of the Fort Harrison Office, to include compensation and vocational rehabilitation and employment. The Regional Office serves approximately 152,000 veterans in Utah out of a total state population of 2.9 million residents and 99,646 veterans in Montana. Itinerant service to remote areas of the state is provided by veterans' service organizations; and housebound service by a veterans contact representative is available locally.
Compensation and pension payments amount to approximately $432 million annually for Utah and $335 million in Montana. The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Office in Salt Lake City have approximately 1,400 veterans participating in the VR&E Program, with the office rehabilitating an average of over 200 veterans annually.
Salt Lake City was selected, along with Winston-Salem, to be one of two Benefits Delivery at Discharge (BDD) Sites. The Regional Office is responsible for claims submitted from the Central and Western Area, to include receiving claims from a total of 24 In-Take Sites. The Salt Lake City a Fiduciary Hub is located at the Salt Lake City Regional Office and manages all fiduciary matters for the Western Area of the United States (13 States). The Fiduciary Hub was initially a pilot program in 2008 and is now a model program for all other proposed Fiduciary Hubs in the nation. In addition, a National Call Center (NCC) is located at the Regional Office (one of two NCCs in the West), as well as the only IRIS Response Center in the nation.
Service Organizations and other VA activities:
American Legion, 801-326-2380
Disabled American Veterans, 801-326-1836
Veterans of Foreign Wars, 801-326-2386
Military Order of the Purple Heart, 801-326-2471
Utah State Division of Veterans Affairs, 801-326-2372