Filing and appealing VA claims feels overwhelming on your own

The Good News is, You don’t have to!

Veteran Services Officescan help you with compensation/pensions, medical care, military records, educational benefits, family benefits, veteran home loans and more. Basically, everything you EARNED through your service, for both you and your family.  Typically they will help you obtain missing records and file claims and appeals for you, and follow up.

In Santa Clara County 95% of all claims are processed on line, with a 94% first time approval within an average of just six weeks.  Compare that to the huge first time rejection rate and a wait of over a year and a half for people filing via paper, on their own.

The professionals at VSOs are certified by the VA.  They interview you to find out about all your circumstances and your family’s as well.  They know what to say and how, to maximize your compensation and treatment options.  And they are FREE.

Some counties may also have dedicated funds to assist you with temporary shelter/utilities, food/health supplies, medical/dental, job placement, counseling, and transportation.

To find your VSO just go to our SELF-HELP page and put in your zip code.

 

Other Resources

In addition to the above, there may be additional Federal, State and Local Government resources for you.  Your counselor, especially if s/he is a VSO counselor should be able to able to help you find them.
Learn more about what it feels like to live a better life.  Go to our "Self-Help page" to begin to explore other issues that can bring you All The Way Home.
Be sure to check out the "Claims and Appeals" topic to maximize your compensation and benefits for yourself and your loved ones.
It's your turn to get your best life back! You EARNED it with your service!