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.
Certified 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 VFW Service Officers Advocate for You:
  • Help you identify issues and develop evidence
  • Answer your requests for assistance
  • File your claims with VA in a timely manner
  • Review your rating decision for accuracy
What We Will Do:
  • During your interview, WE WILL review your information and inform you of what benefits you should claim as well as any other benefits that may be available
  • WE ARE trained VA benefits experts who have 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


SF 180 - Request for Military Records 

Mobile Service Office -  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.  The Mobile Service Office will enable the Department of California to provide services to remotely located veterans.  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:

Oakland Regional Office

Claims Consultant : Tiffany Hebert

Address: Oakland Federal Bldg., 1301 Clay St., Room 1140N, Oakland, CA  94612

Phone:  (510) 637-6402

Fax:  (510) 637-6298

Tiffany Hebert Email:

  • Cell Phone:  (916) 398-8123

Los Angeles Regional Office

Please contact the San Diego Office

Phone: (619) 400-5322

Fax:  (619) 291-8516

San Diego Regional Office

Service Officer: Scott McKee

Address:  VA Regional Office, 8810 Rio San Diego Drive, #1161, San Diego, CA  92108

Phone: (619) 400-5322

Fax:  (619) 291-8516

Scott McKee Email:

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