Veterans Service and Support

The  Veterans Service Officer assists veterans and their dependents with applications for compensation, pensions, hospitalization and other benefits through an intake process that includes information and referral services.


The Veterans Service Officer and services works with the Department of Veterans Affairs and other nationally chartered veterans service organizations to ensure that veterans, their dependents and survivors receive their richly deserved entitlements.


Services offered by the Veterans Services Office include the following:


  • Informs veterans, dependents, and survivors of their eligibility for benefits payable through the Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Assists in obtaining addresses for benefits payable through Social Security Administration or other government agencies
  • Completes forms for benefits that may be payable through the Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Completes forms and notifies the appropriate branch of service of the death of a retiree
  • Informs survivors of procedures regarding military benefits
  • Obtains supporting documents for claims by veterans, their spouses and dependents


The MPMA Veterans Services Officer and its affiliates are advocates for veterans and their dependents. We provide assistance to veterans and their dependents regarding compensation, pension, medical, educational, insurance, and death benefits. We also assist veterans and their dependents in obtaining important documentation needed to apply for benefits.


Because of the nature of the services, an appointment is required. Please contact your local Chapter VSO or visit your local area state Veterans office website link below to get assistance or make an appointment. If you need assistance contact Mr. Robert Lewis via email.

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Many Veterans can be reimbursed for travel costs related to VA health care services.


The Beneficiary Travel program helps eligible Veterans receive mileage reimbursement. In some cases, it can pay for the costs of an ambulance or a wheel chair van. When a privately-owned vehicle is not reasonably accessible or travel by a common carrier such as a plane, train, bus, taxi, or light rail is medically necessary, Veterans may be reimbursed. The transportation is to help Veterans get to and from their VA health care facility, or to VA-authorized non-VA health care for which the Veteran is eligible. Veterans may apply for travel reimbursement by completing VA Form 10-3542 (Veteran/Beneficiary Claim for Reimbursement of Travel Expenses). Veterans usually receive payments from electronic fund transfers to a bank account or a debit card.  

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Your Social Security remains your first and continuous link with Social Security.

Since you last filed a VA disability claim, VA has improved the claim process by launching the Decision Ready Claims (DRC) Program.


When you file a DRC, you can get a decision on your claim in 30 days or less by working with an accredited Veterans Service Organization (VSO). Your VSO will help you gather and submit all relevant and required evidence so your claim is ready for VA to make a decision when you submit it.


You can now file a DRC for the following claim types:

  • Direct Service Connection Claims
  • Presumptive Service Connection Claims
  • Secondary Service Connection Claims
  • Increased Disability Claims
  • Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) Claims
  • Pre-Discharge Claims


Don’t miss out on this important opportunity to get a faster claim decision. Learn more about the DRC Program, including eligibility requirements, what medical evidence you need to submit, and how to find an accredited VSO at

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State and County Veterans Service Officers


County Veterans Service Officers (CVSO), employed by their respective states, are professionals who know their way around the VA system and can assist veterans and their families in a number of ways. County Services Offices may assist you with compensation/pensions, medical care, military records, grave markers and veteran home loans. Some counties may also have dedicated funds to assist you with temporary shelter/utilities, food/health supplies, medical/dental, job placement, counseling, and transportation.


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Purpose of VA Accreditation:

VA accreditation is for the sole purpose of providing representation services to claimants before VA and does not imply that a representative is qualified to provide financial planning services or is otherwise endorsed by VA.  VA accreditation may not be used for marketing financial products or promoting a financial services business.  Despite VA’s efforts to ensure accredited individuals are responsible and qualified to provide representation on VA claims, claimants should exercise caution when selecting a representative

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State Veterans Benefits

Everyone knows about the federal benefits available to veterans, but did you know many states also offer great benefits to their veterans? State benefits range from free college and employment resources to free hunting and fishing licenses. Most states also offer tax breaks for their veterans and specialized license plates, some states even provide their veterans with cash bonuses just for serving in the military.


We have compiled a handy summary of the benefits each state and territory offers, each summary page also has a link directly to the  specific State Department of Veterans Affairs. Be sure to check it out, there may be a benefit available to you or your family that you didn't know about!


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