VETERAN BENEFITS & ASSISTANCE


 
Originally founded in 1899 as the American Veterans of Foreign Service, the Veterans of Foreign Wars continues to be a voice for returning and currently deployed service members and their families. The Veterans of Foreign Wars is dedicated to supporting those who sacrifice so much for this country, veterans, service members in the US Armed Forces, and their families.


 

VA Accredited Veteran Advocates

VFW Service Officers located at the VA Regional Offices in San Diego and Oakland are accredited and certified by the VA and fight for the rights of our Nation's veterans on a daily basis.  These highly trained professionals, specializing in all programs administered by the VA, stand ready and willing to provide whatever assistance is required.  These services are available at no cost to veterans or their dependents! Nor does one have to be a member of the VFW to receive our services. 

 

From a simple request of a discharge document to a case with complicated issues that may require extensive medical and Court Cases research, we will exhaust all means to obtain a favorable decision.  In the event a claim is denied we will represent the case through the appellate process to the Board of Veterans Appeals (VBA) and if not successful to the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC) if warranted.



 
 How We Advocate for You
  • Assist with identifying issues and developing pertinent evidence
  • Preparation for C&P examinations
  • File your claims directly with VA
  • Review and translate VA claim decision letters


 
 What We Will Do 
  • WE WILL meet with you to discuss your unique needs and identify the evidence needed to make your claim successful with the VA.
  • WE WILL advise you on the benefits that you are entitled to and recommend which benefits you should claim.  
  • WE ARE trained VA benefits experts with access to VA computer systems in order to provide you with the information you need for your claim to succeed.
  • WE WILL submit your claim to VA in a timely manner to ensure that you receive the maximum benefit to which you are entitled. 
  • WE WILL conduct a thorough review of your decision before VA sends it to you.  The VFW has a 90% success rate in correcting errors, helping you avoid the lengthy appeals process. If you are unsatisfied with the outcome of your claim, WE WILL help you appeal VA's decision. 


 
 Mobile Service Office 
The Mobile Service Office allows the Department of California to provide VA Claims processing to remotely located Veterans. The VFW Department of California Foundation thanks to a grant from the Sarah Bonnifield Family Trust, has put into operation a Mobile Service Office for Placer County. Click here to see more.

Please feel free to contact a VFW Representative for help with filing a claim for VA benefits, VA health care and all eligible VA benefits at:


Northern California Office

Service Officer: Shanon Strickler

Address:  VFW Department of California, 9136 Elk Grove Blvd, Suite 100 Elk Grove, CA 95624 

Phone: (916) 509-8712 / (916) 364-6798

Fax:  (916) 509-8720

Shanon Strickler Email:  Shanon.Strickler@va.gov 

San Diego Regional Office

Service Officer: Scott McKee

Address:  VA Regional Office, 8810 Rio San Diego Drive, #1122, San Diego, CA  92108

Phone: (619) 400-5322

Scott McKee Email:  Scott.McKee1@va.gov

Please feel free to contact us. Our well-trained, VA Accredited VFW Representatives are ready to assist you!   
 


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