POST SERVICE OFFICER
The job calls for a competent and dedicated person, preferably one who lives and works nearby and is readily available to those needing assistance. He or she is responsible for bringing to the attention of all veterans and their dependents the rights and benefits granted them by law – law The American Legion helped craft. The service officer must know how to access and utilize the expert services available through Legion channels and other community agencies. The job requires timely submission of information to full-time professionals so that every veteran and his or her dependents are adequately represented.
VETERANS SERVICE OFFICER
A veterans service officer (VSO) is an individual who advocates for veterans benefits. Accredited American Legion service officers are specially trained to provide expert assistance, free of charge, to veterans and their families. While the majority of a service officer’s work involves application for VA disability benefits, these compassionate professionals also provide information, referrals and resources on education, employment and business, death benefits and other important topics.
SYNEPUXENT POST 166
Synepuxent Post 166 has not only a Post Service Officer, but also a Veterans Service Officer in one person and that is VSO Bill Wolf. Bill is not only and elected Post Service Officer, but also went through the training to bevome a VA accredited Service Officer with the Vietnam Veterans of America. His work is not limited to just the Vietnam Veterans but encompasses all Veterans. He will help you with filing for disability and other benefits provided through the Veterans Administration. He also has had classes on what your benefits are and how to apply for them. One was in september of 2015 and another will be scheduled this year. One of the things Bill advocates is for each veteran to apply for VA Health Care Benefits. On the Eastern Shore we have two VA clinics, one at Pocomoke and one at Cambridge, these clincs are free or with a small copay. Having trouble hearing, you can get free hearing aids through the VA. To apply for Health Care, you can fill out VA form 10-10EZ and send it in to the VA. Click here 10-10EZ to download a copy of the form.
If you want to know what your VA Benefits are , just go to our VA Benefits Page. If you want to get in touch with Bill, you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 443-366-2994, Bill will be having office hours at the Post on Thursdays between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM, please call him for an appointment, no walk-ins please.
Did you know that the Delaware Department of Veterans Affairs has Mobile Clinics that come to a number of locations in Delaware every week. If you are a Delaware resident it makes sense to use these mobile clinics. Click Here for the September 2017 schedule.