Perform administrative work advising veterans and dependents of benefits available under federal, state, and local laws. Provide representation for clients and assist them in determining eligibility for veteran’s benefits. Assist in completing and submitting required forms, obtaining necessary legal documents, medical reports and other data as required by law or in support of claim.
Counsel veterans on issues they may be facing and direct or refer them to the correct professional services. Respond to Veteran’s Affairs letters and prepare any necessary correspondence. Attend community events and share information on the various veteran programs.
Advise persons currently in the armed forces concerning hardship status, disability provisions and other armed forces benefits. Visit social services offices, law enforcement agencies, various local human services offices, regional Veterans Administration offices, and state institutions to render advice and assistance to veterans.
Participate in conferences with veterans' organizations and federal and state officials on matters affecting the welfare of veterans and veterans' benefit programs; review literature, documents or news reports to enhance and maintain knowledge of state and federal legislation affecting veterans' benefit programs.