Accredited American Legion service officers are specially trained to provide expert assistance, free of charge, to veterans and their families.
While the majority of a service officer’s work involves application for VA disability benefits, these compassionate professionals also provide information, referrals and resources on education, employment and business, death benefits and other important topics.
Documents that may help support a VA disability claim
If possible, have the following ready when you make your call:
- DD Form 214 (Issued at separation) ***
- Service medical records (outpatient), dental records, entrance and separation examination reports
- Inpatient hospitalization records (private or military)
- Private outpatient medical records (if applicable)
- Personnel file
- Line of Duty (LOD) investigation reports
- Overseas or temporary duty (travel) orders
***Separating personnel should ensure that all of the information (including awards, overseas time, campaigns, RE code, etc.) on the DD 214 is correct before signing.
*Uncorrected errors may cause problems in the future when applying for VA and other benefits.*
To contact the American Legion Post 226 Service Officer, Matt Lomba, please leave a message in his mail box at the American Legion Post 226, or via email at:
Please include a brief description of the issue you'd like assistance with as well as your email, phone number, and he will respond to you within 48 hours.
Additional information that may assist you regarding service officer type issues:
Checklist of Benefits for Disabled Veterans and Survivors Checklist of Benefits for Disabled Veterans and Survivors
New Medical Forms Will Streamline Veterans Claims Process - Press Release
Websites for Critical Information