There is Good News. Don’t Go It Alone!
Veteran Services Offices can 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.
They are NOT part of the VA. They are paid to fight for your rights against the VA.
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. And many know of the State and community resources available in addition to those from the VA.
In addition to the above, there may be additional Federal, State and Local Government resources for you.
Go to our Landing Page and check all the boxes of issues you want to explore. Enter your zip code in the box at the bottom, press “search” and you will see the Local Community service providers for your issues, in additional to your local VSO and other government resources.
Be sure to check off the “Claims and Appeals” box to maximize your compensation and benefits for yourself and your loved ones.
It’s your turn to get your best life back! You’ve EARNED it with your service!