Help with Veterans Benefits

Helping with Veterans BenefitsThe Department of Veterans Affairs offers a myriad of benefits to veterans. As a general rule, a veteran is defined as someone who served in the armed forces of the United States. Reservists and National Guard are generally not considered veterans for benefits purposes except under certain special conditions. For some benefits, up to 2 years or more of service is required.

Below are service officers, advocates, and appeals agents who can help you with your veterans benefits in your area.


Advocates may or may not be accredited through VA. Non-accredited advocates understand veterans benefits but are not allowed to help in the filing of a claim. All advocates can answer questions relating to specific benefits and can direct a potential claimant to an individual or organization capable of filing a claim. These individuals do not charge a fee related to filing a claim.

Appeals Agents

The individuals listed here are accredited through VA to represent veterans in an appeal of an adverse decision.  These individuals have the expertise and a desire to help veterans with an appeal. VA does allow the charging of a fee for an appeal by an accredited agent or accredited attorney after a Notice of Disagreement has been filed.