"Stronger Together For Our Veterans”

VFW Service Officers Fund

It is my hope that you will join me in supporting the VFW Department of California Service Officers Fund as my Special Project this year.

I am very passionate about supporting veterans and their families. I come from a military family and understand the importance of connecting veterans to someone who can assist them is seeking their entitlements. The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Department of California does an excellent job advocating for and assisting veterans in filing claims for veterans and ensuring they are getting all the benefits they are entitled to and most importantly have earned. The Service Officers Fund uses these dollars to file claims for veterans that truly makes a difference in the lives of our American Heroes.

VA Accredited Veteran Advocates

VFW Service Officers located at the VA Regional Offices in San Diego and Sacramento 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.

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

The VFW is very grateful of the Auxiliary for all we do for Veterans. Supporting this year’s Special Project is just another way to show how grateful we are for their service.