About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

VA Benefits for Alcoholics

War veterans are now eligible for treatment in Veteran Administration Hospitals for alcoholism. This information is contained in VA Administration Decision 988.

In addition to the treatment, the VA has reopened claims for compensation or pension resulting from alcoholism.

Claims which had been denied due to "willful misconduct" because of long and continued use of alcohol may now be allowed.

For further information, veterans should contact their local VA office.