Compensation & Pension - New Mexico VA Health Care System
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New Mexico VA Health Care System

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Compensation & Pension

Disability Compensation is a tax-free monetary benefit paid to Veterans with disabilities that are the result of a disease or injury incurred or aggravated during active military service. Compensation may also be paid for post-service disabilities that are considered related or secondary to disabilities occurring in service and for disabilities presumed to be related to circumstances of military service, even though they may arise after service. Generally, the degrees of disability specified are also designed to compensate for considerable loss of working time from exacerbations or illnesses. Compensation and Pension exams are done by each VA medical center to support the disability evaluation process within the VA. Veterans Health Administration (VHA) provides compensation & pension exams for Veterans Benefits Admiration (VBA) in order to complete the veterans claim rating process.  Once VHA receives a request from VBA to examine the veteran, every attempt will be made to schedule the veteran within 30 days or less. 

*Case managers are assigned by the last 2 digits of your SSN. Call (505) 265-1711.   00-32 ext. 7597; 33-66 ext. 7596; 67-99 ext. 4852; IDES ext. 2387; Supervisor ext. 6169

(For inquiries about your appointments or to change an appointment)


To open an initial claim:
Visit a VA Regional Office closest to you.

500 Gold Street
Phone: 1-800-827-1000

You may also request the assistance at one of the veterans organizations to help you with your claim (DAV, Purple Heart, VFW, American Legion, etc.).
*To request an increase for current service connections.
* For inquiries on claim status
* Questions about your benefits
* Dependency status or change of dependents relating to your disability benefits
* All other questions regarding your claim please contact VBA at 1-800-827-1000.

Contact Info


  • Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center
    Building 41
    Room 4A-100

Contact Number(s)

  • 505-265-1711 Ext. 6169
  • 505-265-1711 Ext. 5103

Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Friday
    7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.