What’s a Veteran Service Organization?

No one at Strategic Veteran is going to argue that Veterans are not important people. If you are a Veteran, or if you have a friend or family member who is a Veteran, you know this to be true. Veterans are heroes.

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There are no less than 35 Veteran Service Organizations designed to support Veterans. From the Fleet Reserve Association to the Paralyzed Veterans of America, each group focuses on benefits and support in their area of expertise. We think this is awesome. The VA urges Veterans to sign up for a VSO through one of these organizations.

Your VSO, or Veteran Service Officer, in this case, is designed to be a friendly helper to guide you through the VA bureaucracy to get the benefits set aside for you. 

To obtain this accreditation, potential VSOs receive a list of codes and regulations to study, and then they must pass the VSO exam and a background check

Once accredited, VSOs are responsible for shepherding you through the VA bureaucracy, whether you want to buy a house using your VA eligibility, use your GI Bill, or file a disability claim. 

VSOs provide resources for things like:

  • Burial & Survivor Benefits
  • Compensation and Pension
  • Education and Training
  • Employment
  • Health Care
  • Housing
  • Military Records
  • Transportation

Having a VSO on your side can be a great resource, especially for general information and guidance.

Veteran Service Organization Website Description
American Legion www.legion.org Helps Veterans and families understand and apply for benefits.
AMVETS www.amvets.org American Veterans- Veterans service organization to enhance quality of life for all veterans, their famlies, and survivors.
Disabled American Veterans www.dav.org Provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families.
National Association of County Veterans Service Officers www.nacvso.org Train and educate CVSOs and veterans advocates in preparation, submission and representation of claims with DVA.
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States www.vfw.org Largest organization of combat veterans in our fight for Veterans.
Wounded Warrior Project www.woundedwarriorproject.org Commited to helping those with PTSD and other physical or mental injury, illness, or wound.
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