How do I find my local VA representative?
Go to eBenefits to find a local representative (including a recognized VSO, an attorney, or a claims agent) by state/territory, zip code, or the organization’s name. Or search the VA Office of the General Counsel’s list to find VA-recognized organizations and VA-accredited individuals by name, city, state, or zip code.
What does a VA rep do?
VA accredited agents are representatives that have obtained legal accreditation to assist veterans with filing a claim. They are the only representation that can prepare, present, and prosecute VA claims. Once they complete their application and receive accreditation, they are annually certified to be in good standing.
Does DAV help with VA claims?
DAV benefits experts are available across the country to help veterans navigate their VA benefits and provide counseling for veterans on claims and appeals—all at no cost to the veteran.
What can I claim at the VA?
List of the Top 10 Most Common VA Disability Claims
- #1 Tinnitus.
- #2 Hearing Loss.
- #3 Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
- #4 Scars, General.
- #5 Limitation of Flexion, Knee.
- #6 Lumbosacral or Cervical Strain.
- #7 Paralysis of the Sciatic Nerve.
- #8 Limitation of Range of Motion of the Ankle.
Who can help me get my VA benefits?
Veteran Services Officers and lawyers who focus on VA disability claims are the best sources of help with your claim.
Where can I find a VA benefits representative in my area?
You can find a local representative including a recognized VSO , attorney, or claims agent by state/territory, zip code, or by the organization’s name online using eBenefits. At your nearest VA regional benefit office. To find a VSO office located in or near your local regional benefit office, use our directory of VSOs.
What can a VA service representative do for me?
A VSO, along with state, county, and other local Veteran service representatives are trained to help you understand and apply for any VA benefits you may be entitled to including: compensation, education, vocational rehabilitation and employment, home loans, life insurance, pension, health care, and burial benefits.
How do I appoint an individual as a VA claim representative?
You may appoint an attorney, claims agent, or a specific, individual VSO representative to represent you by completing VA Form 21-22a, Appointment of Individual as Claimant’s Representative. You should mail the completed form to: How to Remove, or Change, Representation?
Where can I find a VA attorney?
Individuals seeking representation should only rely on information found in the Office of General Counsel (OGC) Search for Accredited Attorneys, Claims Agents, or Veterans Service Organizations (VSO) Representatives. Our new website VA.gov offers one place to access all VA benefits and health care services.