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Service Officers

service-officersVeterans don’t have to stand alone in the in their battle for benefits and medical care. The Department Service Officers will help veterans and family members weed through the paperwork and bureaucracy of government in order to get the benefits and medical care deserved.  The American Legion department service officers (DSO) offer free advice and guidance for veterans who need the services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Pennsylvania has 5 offices across the state to assist veterans; Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Wilkes-Barre, Erie and Harrisburg. The DSO’s are accredited representatives responsible for providing assistance and representation in any claim for VA benefits.  They have specialized training and experience that contribute to a thorough knowledge of VA regulations and instructions, and not to mention, they are familiar with the broad spectrum of VA programs and operations.  Our service officers regularly participate in workshops, seminars and conference to upgrade and enhance their skills.

If you or someone you know needs help from one of our Department Service Officers, please contact the nearest office.

Veteran Assistance Referral Form

The Veteran Assistance Referral Form is used by American Legion Members to seek help and assistance from a Department Service officer. If you know a veteran or family member who needs assistance or may have questions pertaining to veterans benefits simply fill out the form to the right and we’ll do the rest. The person being referred does not have to be an American Legion member.

Click here to print out the Referral Form and return it for processing