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VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System

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POW Advocate

Congress defined a prisoner of war (POW) as a person who, while serving on active duty, was forcibly detained by an enemy government or a hostile force, during a period of war or in situations comparable to war.

Former American prisoners of war are eligible for special Veterans benefits, including enrollment in VA medical care for treatment in VA hospitals and clinics without copayments, as well as disability compensation for injuries and diseases associated with internment. These benefits are in addition to regular Veterans benefits and services to which, they, as Veterans are entitled.

VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System's Former POW Advocate:
Erinn K. Tighe
PTSD Social Worker
800-451-5796, ext. 3491

Contact Info


  • Omaha VA Medical Center
    4101 Woolworth Ave.
    Omaha, NE 68105

Contact Number(s)

  • 800-451-5796 Ext. 3491

Hours of Operation

  • 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Monday through Friday