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Blinded Veterans Association

Contact Information

477 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001-2694

1-800-669-7079 (Voice - Toll-free),
202-371-8880 (Voice),
202-530-9285 (Voice), Claudia Perry - Region II
215-381-3066 (Voice), Edward Eckroth - Region I
303-914-5831 (Voice), Robert Gold - Region V
310-235-6125 (Voice), Earl Ivie - Region VI - B
404-929-5338 (Voice), Douglas Brooks - Region III
414-382-5123 (Voice), Position Vacant - Region IV
559-228-5316 (Voice), Lazaro Martinez, Jr - Region VI - A
202-371-8258 (FAX),

Internet Resources


The Blinded Veterans Association (BVA), founded in 1945, promotes the welfare of blind and visually impaired veterans. BVA helps veterans become oriented and readjusted to blindness and obtain vocational training, informs them of benefits and of the latest technical aids and developments in the field, and represents them at the national level. A field service program provides counseling to blinded and visually impaired veterans regarding their rights; explains benefits available from Federal, State, and local agencies; and provides assistance in obtaining benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). BVA's hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and voice mail is available 24 hours.There are 53 regional groups.


Three different pamphlets about the organization are available on request. Serial publication: BVA Bulletin, four times per year--available in large type; BVA members also receive a cassette edition.

field service representatives

Region I - Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont.
Region II - Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Virginia, West Virginia
Region III - Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, Missippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, Florida
Region IV - Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Wisconsin
Region V - Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wyoming
Region VI-A - Alaska, Arizona, California (Northern), Hawaii, Idaho, New Mexico, Washington
Region VI-B - California (Southern), Nevada, Oregon


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Contact info updated, 10/6/11--MP


Date Entered: 5/1/1998
Date Edited: 3/4/2013
Date Revised: 6/19/2006 12:48:53 PM
Health Referral Number: HR0522
Accession Number: DP91A0153

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