Veteran Service Officer (VSO/DSO/CVSO/PVSO/PSO)

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(VSO/DSO/CVSO)

VSO can stand for Veteran Service Organization or Veteran Service Officer. Organizations include the American Legion (DSO), VFW, AmVets and VVA. VS Officers are employed by such organizations in addition to government agencies under county (CVSO), state (IDVA), and national (VA) jurisdictions and/or institutions. 

These individuals typically handle claims and only that. They are accredited to handle them and paid to do so.

(PVSO/PSO)

The American Legion has VSO's at the Post level, sometimes referred to as PSO, that are volunteers whose job it is to bridge the gap where the others fall short. These individuals act as Veteran Advocates who are aware of Resources you might not be and are motivated solely to help Veterans.

Post VSO's are only limited by their time allotted to the job, experience in the field, their desire to help Veterans, and resources within their field of knowledge.

Post Level VSO's do not file claims or monitor status but can help you strategize and answer many of your claim related questions. The Noblesville Post VSO no longer handles financial assistance claims but can guide you to someone who will.

In many cases the only things you will need is a phone number, a computer, an email address, and a level of comfort with the internet. Some still use paper forms.

In order to receive help you will be required to prove your Veterans Status and characterization of discharge. You do NOT need to be a Legion member to receive help.

VSO - Veteran Service (Organization)(Officer)

DSO - Department Service Officer

CVSO - County Veteran Service Officer (Appointed)

PVSO/PSO - Post (Veteran) Service Officer

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Noblesville American Legion Post 45 Veteran Service Officer

Please take a look around this page for what you are seeking. If you have additional questions or need something that isn't listed, feel free to reach out. My phone number and email aren't listed by design so please fill out the request below and it will find its way to me. I will reach out to you within 3 hours or up to 90 business days depending on priority, previously submitted requests, and my schedule.

 

VSO Resources

Indiana Dept. of Veterans Affairs

BENEFITSHome - VA/DoD eBenefits

CLAIMS: See Below

EDUCATION:

GI BILL

VOC REHAB

EMPLOYMENT

HOMELESSNESS: HVAF 

FINANCIAL ASSITANCE: See Below

HEALTHCAREHome - My HealtheVet - My HealtheVet (va.gov)

NEWSVA News and Information

PTSD:

REUNIONS:

Service Dogs / Emotional Support Animals

Temporary Financial Assistance:

American Legion: (at participating Legion Post's)

Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs https://www.in.gov/dva/about-idva/links/military-family-relief-fund/

VFW

Connect2Help

Online Communities / Social Media for Veterans

TogetherWeServed

RallyPoint

GIsearch

VetFriends

WOMEN VETERAN RESOURCES

 

VA CLAIMS

It is important to know there are TWO distinct VA Systems and that they DO NOT communicate with each other.

1 - VAMC - Medical/Healthcare

2 - VBA - Benefits/Claims

CLAIMS

Who can represent you?

- Yourself

- A person who works for an organization

- An organization

- Lawyer / Law Firm (can be costly)

Commonly Used Forms

Use this to figure out what form you need...

https://helpdesk.vetsfirst.org/index.php?pg=kb.book&id=85

Use this to ensure you have the most update to date version of the form...

https://www.va.gov/find-forms/

Disability Chart

https://www.va.gov/disability/compensation-rates/veteran-rates/

VA Math Explained & Calculator

https://cck-law.com/va-disability-calculator/

 

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