Claims

DAV has served the forgotten warriors of this nation for 93 years. The backbone of our service is representing veterans of all conflicts to obtain benefits from the VA they are entitled to as part of the covenant for their military service. The DAV in 2013 represented over 5,000 veterans and dependents in Massachusetts. The results of this representation amounted to $105,144, 548.00 in benefits. All of our services are free.

There are multiple ways to file a claim with the Veterans Administration.

Online

You can go to their website www.va.gov and click on Benefits. Their prompts will then assist you on filing a claim.

Locally

You can contact your local Department of Mass. Veterans Service Officer. Their names and addresses can be found at www.massvetsadvisor.org and type in your zip code in the box next to “Find VSO”.

Nationally

If you wish to have the D.A.V. National Service Office represent and assist you with your claim, you may contact them at http://www.benefits.va.gov/boston or call 617-303-5675.

* In addition to our National Service Office. the Department of Massachusetts has Department Service Officers (DSO) available to assist you. Below are their locations and times of operation:

Bedford VAMC James Tanner/Stephan Lawler William Allen/David Epps First 3 Mondays and Tuesdays of the Month (781) 687-2999
**Office is in Building 4, Basement Room 05, across from computer lab, near gym & pool. Leave a msg, you will be contacted.
Brockton VAMC Ray Richards and William Vicini 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month 7:30 (508) 583-4500  x61567
Chicopee Parks Dept. Norm Picard 2nd  Tuesday of the month (413) 594-3481
Greenfield OPC Fran Yestramski 8:30 Walk-ins 3rd  Wed of the month (413) 773-8428
Northampton VAMC Fran Yestramski 9:00am-4:00pm Tuesday and Thursday (413) 582-3154
Pittsfield OPC Dennis Cardin 1st & 3rd Tuesday every month except December
Holyoke Soldiers Home Richard Connor & Herb Colon Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:30am-2:00pm (413) 363-6065
Worcester OPC Richard Langevin 1st     Monday of the month 8am-12pm (508) 856-0104  x7084
W. Roxbury VAMC Joseph D. Gill Monday 10am-3pm (508) 868-2547
Jamaica Plain OPEN

The DAV National Service Office is located at the JFK Building, Room 1575B, 15 Sudbury Street, Boston, MA 02203 TEL: 888-604-0234 or 617-303-5675.

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