VETERAN BENEFITS & ASSISTANCE


Veteran Benefits & Assistance

 The Veterans of Foreign Wars is dedicated to supporting those who sacrifice so much for this country, veterans, service members in the US Armed Forces, and their families.

Contact a VFW Representative for Help With VA Benefits & Claims at our post.
 
Twice a year, the Service Officer provide information to Veterans and their spouses on
Dependency, Indemnity and Compensation.  This sessions give them an overview of what military records, family documents, etc., that are needed should the Veteran pass away.  This is a 4-hour
training session.
 
Senior VFW Service Officer for our Post is Stan Trinidad and can be reached at 623-760-5797
 
In addition the following individuals are Assistants to the Post Service Officer:
 
 
 
Vidal Aguilar                602-573-6175
Ralph Arvizu                 623-229-3100
John Blehm                   623-386-5798
Steve Bleyer                  602-696-5570
Dennis Chandler            623-877-1890
Pancho Contreras          623-936-1215
Rich Durso                    203-627-8854
David Evangelista         623-556-9592         
Isreal Garza                   602-809-2280
Bruce Hutchinson          520-550-4341
Don Leonard                  623-936-8903
Dr. A. Muhammad         602-605-8451
Ernie Padilla                   623-877-9323
Lawrence Polinsky         480-371-5678
Harlan McPherson          602-321-8115
Ray Rosales                    602-702-5900
Bill Rushlow                   623-322-6635
Greg Smith                      602-391-9681
Ed Stanley                       623-872-9742
Bill Stull                          219-286-4907
Keith Swapp                    602-510-6010
Bob Voccola                    623-935-4048
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
  


 
 
BENEFITS & SERVICES
  Federal Benefits for Veterans & Dependents
    A-Z Benefits Information
      VA Benefits Fact Sheets
     
    Burial Benefits
      Military Burial Benefits, Office of the Secretary of Defense
      Types of Headstones & Markers Available
     
    Community-Based VA Vet Centers
    Health Care Benefits
    Home Loans
      Interest Rate Reduction Refinancing Loan
     
    PTSD & TBI Information - Resources and Links
    PTSD - VA Informational Site
    Life Insurance Benefits
    OEF / OIF Service Members
    Survivor & Dependent Benefits
    VA Benefits and Services
       
  Apply for VA Benefits Online
    Check the status of your VA claim online
    VA Expands the Forms That Can be Submitted Online
       
  Benefits Calculator - Military.com
  Benefits - Military.com
 
 
Benefits & Services, NC Department of Veteran Affairs
  Education and Training
  Federal Benefits for Dependents and Survivors
  Federal Benefits for Veterans & Dependents Book
       
  Health Care
    Disability Benefits for Wounded Warriors (SSI)
    Grand Valley State University Wounded Warrior Traumatic Brain Injury Project
    PTSD / Stress Management
    Physical Disability Board of Review (PDBR)
    TRICARE Benefit Info
    VA Health Benefits
       
  Laws Protecting Veterans with Service-Connected Disabilities
       
  Long-Term Care
    Aid & Attendance Benefit
    Armed Forces Retirement Home, Eligibility
    Family Caregiver Program for Post-9/11 Veterans


Medical Foster Care Program, Geriatrics & Extended Care
   
       
  Google Resources for Veterans & Families
 
National Resource Directory, Benefits & Compensation
 Operation Uplink To Request a Card, call 800-479-5228800-479-5228
 
  Prior Service Connected Medical Conditions
    All Prior Service Medical Conditions Category File
      Diseases Associated with Agent Orange Exposure
        Agent Orange Fast Track Claims Processing System
        Agent Orange Health Care Registry Exam for Veterans
        Agent Orange Herbicide Tests & Storage Outside of Vietnam
        Agent Orange, Military Benefits, Military.COM
        Korean Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange (Between 1968 to 1971)
      Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses
        Illnesses Related to Gulf War Service
        Gulf War Health Care Registry Exam for Veterans
        VA Recognizes 'Presumptive' Illnesses in Iraq & Afghanistan
       
    Physical Disability Board of Review (PDBR)
    VA Board of Veterans' Appeals
       
  Priority of Service for Veterans and Eligible Spouses
  Start Your Own Business
  Veterans Affairs, Michigan Department of Military & Veteran Affairs

VA Board of Veterans' Appeals
  VA Burial Benefits
    Military Burial Benefits, Office of the Secretary of Defense
    Types of Headstones & Markers Available
       
  VA Compensation & Pension Benefits
  VA eBenefits
  VA Life Insurance
  VA OEF (Operation Enduring Freedom) / OIF (Operation Iraqi Freedom)
  VA Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment
  VA Web Automated Reference Material System (WARMS)
  VFW Veterans Services
       
EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE
  All  Emergency Catagory Files
  Aid & Charity Associations
  Air Force Aid Society
  American Red Cross
  Armed Forces Relief Trust
  Army Emergency Relief
  Cell Phone, Government Supported
  Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund
  Coast Guard Mutual Assistance
  DTE Senior Citizen Electric Service Rate
  Emergency Relief, Non Government, National Resource Directory
  Family & Caregiver Support, National Resource Directory
  Fallen & Wounded Soldiers Fund
  Financial Assistance for Mortgage or Rent Payments
  Friends of the Fisher House - Illinois
  Goodwill Industries
  Help for Homeless Veterans
  Homeless Assistance, National Resource Directory
  Homeless Vet 24 Hour Hotline (VA) 1-877-4AID VET
  Homeless Veterans, VA
  Legal Services and Veterans Treatment Court, SCRA and USERRA Laws
  Legal Services ABA Pro Bono
  Legal Resources for Veterans, Google.com
  Legal Resources for Veterans, Yahoo.com
       
  National Guard Online Community
  Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
  Salvation Army
  Service Members Civil Relief Act
  Service Members Civil Relief Act
  Service Members Civil Relief Act, Overview, Military.com
  Shelters
  Social Security Administration online
  Social Security Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool (BEST)
  United Way, Michigan 2-1-1 Phone Numbers
  United Way, Nationwide 2-1-1 Phone Numbers
  Veterans Assistance Foundation
  Veterans' Organizations
  VFW Family Assistance
  VFW National Military Services
  VFW National Veterans Service
  VFW Post Military Assistance
  VFW Transitioning to Civilian Life
  VFW Troop Support
  Volunteers of America
  Warrior Care, DoD & VA Resources Site
  Wounded Warrior Traumatic Brain Injury Project, Grand Rapids, MI
       

VETERAN INFORMATION
  All Veteran information Category Files
  All Veteran Research Category Files
  Census News
  Hiring People with Criminal Record
  Historical Documents of Interest to Veterans
  Laws Protecting Veterans with Service-Connected Disabilities
  Locating Veterans & Service Members
  Military Discharge, Upgrade Application
  Military Records & Discharges, Correction Application
  National Gravesite Locator
  Prior Service Connected Medical Issues
  Priority of Service for Veterans and Eligible Spouses
  Replacement Military Records
  Replacement Medical Records
  Replacement Military Awards & Decorations (National Archives)
  Social Security Credit for Military Service (1957 - 2001)
  U.S. Dept of Justice - Rights of Servicemembers and Veterans
  VA Board of Veterans' Appeals
  Veteran Data and Information
  Veteran & Active Duty Information, J. Jones
  Women Veterans