Use the link above to find the list of suggested documents for a veteran to bring to a meeting with an accredited VFW Service Officer or Claims Consultant to make their claim as easy to navigate as possible.
Below you will find links to the VFW National Veterans Service (NVS) Guide for Post Service Officers. If you have any further questions, please reach out to your local accredited Service Officer or Claim Consultant
or contact Headquarters
. Additionally, further information on exactly what a Post Service Officer does can be found in the VFW Manual of Procedure
, section 218.
Please note, Post Service Officers serve as a conduit to critical programs and services in the community, but they are not accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the purposes of representing claimants in their benefit claims before VA. PSOs DO NOT hold legal standing to represent claimants in their benefit claims before the Department of Veterans Affairs. This distinction is reserved for individuals accredited by VA through the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. in accordance with Title 38 U.S.C. § 5902 - Recognition of representatives of organizations and the VFW National Veterans Service Policy & Procedure.
Contact your PSO for information on programs and benefits or reach out directly to your local accredited Service Officer or Claim Consultant for assistance with submitting a benefit claim to the VA.