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Claims and Appeals-AML  

Military Discharge Request: The National Personnel Records Center (NPRC)

National Archives – Veterans’ Service Records

This page has information about the duties and resources for Post Service Officers.

Why the Post Service Officers can’t  be a certified Service Officers.

Please review  the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between  American Legion Department of Georgia and Georgia Department of Veterans Service (GDVS) dated 19th February 2020

GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS SERVICE OFFICES SERVICING YOUR DISTRICT

Veterans and families should make an appointment before visiting an office due to the outbreak of COVID-19.

Visitors are asked to wear a face mask and observe social distancing guidelines. All offices require appointments.

First District

Dublin- https://veterans.georgia.gov/dublin

Statesboro- https://veterans.georgia.gov/statesboro

Savannah- https://veterans.georgia.gov/savannah

Glennville- https://veterans.georgia.gov/glennville

Hinesville- https://veterans.georgia.gov/hinesville

Brunswick- https://veterans.georgia.gov/brunswick

Second District

Albany- https://veterans.georgia.gov/albany

Bainbridge -https://veterans.georgia.gov/bainbridge

Moultrie- https://veterans.georgia.gov/moultrie

Thomasville- https://veterans.georgia.gov/thomasville

Third District

Lagrange- https://veterans.georgia.gov/lagrange

Griffin- https://veterans.georgia.gov/griffin

Columbus- https://veterans.georgia.gov/columbus

Americus- https://veterans.georgia.gov/americus

Fourth District

Fort McPherson- https://veterans.georgia.gov/fort-mcpherson

Atlanta- https://veterans.georgia.gov/atlanta

Griffin- https://veterans.georgia.gov/griffin

Decatur-https://veterans.georgia.gov/decatur

Macon- https://veterans.georgia.gov/macon

Fifth District

Carrollton- https://veterans.georgia.gov/carrollton

Newnan- https://veterans.georgia.gov/newnan

Lagrange- https://veterans.georgia.gov/lagrange

Marietta- https://veterans.georgia.gov/marietta

Rome- https://veterans.georgia.gov/rome

Cartersville- https://veterans.georgia.gov/cartersville

Sixth District

Macon- https://veterans.georgia.gov/macon

Warner Robbins- https://veterans.georgia.gov/warner-robins

Milledgeville- https://veterans.georgia.gov/milledgeville

Cordele- https://veterans.georgia.gov/cordele Dublin- https://veterans.georgia.gov/dublin

Seventh District

Dalton- https://veterans.georgia.gov/dalton

LaFayette- https://veterans.georgia.gov/lafayette

Cartersville- https://veterans.georgia.gov/cartersville

Rome- https://veterans.georgia.gov/rome

Cedartown- https://veterans.georgia.gov/cedartown

Eighth District

Lyons- https://veterans.georgia.gov/lyons

Douglas- https://veterans.georgia.gov/douglas

Glennville- https://veterans.georgia.gov/glennville

Waycross- https://veterans.georgia.gov/waycross

Brunswick- https://veterans.georgia.gov/brunswick

St. Mary’s- https://veterans.georgia.gov/st-marys

Ninth District

Blairsville- https://veterans.georgia.gov/bainbridge

Canton- https://veterans.georgia.gov/canton

Gainesville- https://veterans.georgia.gov/gainesville

Oakwood- https://veterans.georgia.gov/oakwood

Clarkesville- https://veterans.georgia.gov/clarkesville

Lawrenceville- https://veterans.georgia.gov/lawrenceville

Tenth District

Clarkesville- https://veterans.georgia.gov/clarkesville

Hartwell- https://veterans.georgia.gov/hartwell

Conyers- https://veterans.georgia.gov/conyers

Athens- https://veterans.georgia.gov/athens

Macon- https://veterans.georgia.gov/macon

Greensboro- https://veterans.georgia.gov/greensboro

Eleventh District

Washington- https://veterans.georgia.gov/washington

Greensboro- https://veterans.georgia.gov/greensboro

Milledgeville- https://veterans.georgia.gov/milledgeville

Waynesboro- https://veterans.georgia.gov/waynesboro

Augusta- https://veterans.georgia.gov/augusta

A New Georgia Department of Veterans Service office opens in Grovetown.

It will serve veterans in Columbia, Richmond, Lincoln, and McDuffie counties.

Doors open at  5170-B Wrightsboro Road, Grovetown, GA

To schedule an appointment, call 706-210-2067 or email the office manager at james.hood@vs.state.ga.us

Twelfth District

Albany- https://veterans.georgia.gov/albany

Tifton- https://veterans.georgia.gov/tifton

Valdosta- https://veterans.georgia.gov/valdosta

Waycross- https://veterans.georgia.gov/waycross

Moultrie- https://veterans.georgia.gov/moultrie

Douglas- https://veterans.georgia.gov/locations/douglas

SERVICE OFFICERS TOOLKIT (webpage links)

DD214 Military Discharge Request

VA HEALTHCARE

(1) Healthcare Eligibility

(2) MyHealthyVet

(3) Enroll in VA Healthcare

(4) Healthcare Co-Pay Schedule

(5) Prescription Co-Pay Schedule

(6) Mission Act

(7) VA Tele-health

(8) Tele-Health Fact Sheet

(9) VA Community Care

(10) Community Care Eligibility

(11) Community Care Billing

(12) Community Care Urgent Care Providers

(13) VA Urgent Care Locator

(14) Emergency Medical Care

(15) VA Medical Facilities in Georgia

(16) Women Healthcare Programs

(17) Mental Health Services

(18) VA Caregiver Program

COMPENSATION

(1) VA Welcome Kit

(2) VA Claims Process

(3) VA Compensation Tables

(4) Schedule for Rating Disabilities

(5) Compensation Benefit Rates

(6) VA Presumptive Conditions

(7) Blue Water Navy Act Fact Sheet

(8) Special Monthly  Compensation Fact Sheet

(9) Special Monthly Compensation Rate Table

(10) DBQ Fact Sheet

(11) DBQ Forms

(12) Incarceration Fact Sheet

(13) Active Military Service and VA Compensation Rule

(14) How the VA Determines Effective Dates

(15) NEXUS Letters

APPEALS

(1) Appeals Modernization Act (AMA)

(2) Appeals Modernization Fact Sheet

(3) VA Appeals Process

SURVIVOR / DEATH BENEFITS

(1) Planning Your Legacy

(2) Survivors Pension

(3) How to Calculate Survivors Pension

(4) Aid and Attendance (Pension)

(5) Survivors Pension Rates

(6) Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC)

(7) Burial Eligibility

(8) Schedule A Burial

(9) State Memorial Cemeteries

(10) Military Funeral Honors

PENSION

(1) VA Pension Information

(2) Veterans Pension

(3) How to Calculate Pension

(4) Pension Rates

AMERICAN LEGION TFA / NEF

(1) Temporary Financial Assistance (TFA)

(2) TFA Application Form

(3) National Emergency Fund (NEF)

(4) NEF Application Form

HOMELESS VETERANS RESOURCES

(1) 90 Works (Southern GA)

(2) National Coalition of Homeless Veterans

(3) Veteran Empowerment Organization

(4) Hope Atlanta

(5) United Way Critical Needs Guide

(6) United Way 211 Program

(7) American Legion Homeless Taskforce

(8) VA Homeless Resources

(9) VETLANTA

RECORDS REQUEST / VA DEBT MANAGEMENT

(1) Request DD-214 / Military Records

(2) Request Service Treatment Records

(3) Debt Management – If You Owe

(4) Submit a Waiver

(5) Financial Status Report

(6) Submit a Compromise

CRSC / CRDP DISCHARGE UPGRADES

(1) Discharge Upgrade

(2) DD Form 293

(3) Combat Related Special Compensation (CRSC)

(4) Apply for CRSC

(5) DD Form 2860 (CRSC)

(6) Concurrent Retired Disability Pay (CRDP)

VA NURSING HOME OPTIONS

(1) VA Nursing Homes, Assisted Living, ans Home Health Care Info

(2) Geriatrics and Extended Care Home Page

(3) Community Learning Centers (VA Nursing Homes)

(4) Residential Settings and Nursing Homes

(5) Geriatrics and Extended Care Worksheets and Handouts

(6) Caregiver Self Assessment

(7) Veteran Shared Decision Making Worksheet

(8) VA Geriatrics and Extended Care Co-pays

(9) Application for Extended Care Services

STATE NURSING HOME OPTIONS

(1) Georgia War Veteran Homes

(2) Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home – Augusta

(3) Forms – Augusta

(4) Georgia War Veterans Home – Milledgeville

(5) Forms – Milledgeville

(6) Eligibility Criteria

ARMED FORCES RETIREMENT HOMES

(1) Gulfport Campus

(2) Washington Campus

(3) How to apply

VA EDUCATION PROGRAMS

VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AND EMPLOYMENT (VR&E)

GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN SERVICES (GDVS)

(1) Claims Help

(2) Appeals Help

If you have members that want to be an accredited representative with a Veterans Service Organization (VSO), they can apply for employment with GDVS when vacancies become available. GDVS Field Offices and the Appeals Division are accredited to file  claims for veterans with POA with: Georgia Department of Veterans Service, American Legion, VFW, American Red Cross, American Ex-POWs, Jewish War Veterans, Retired Enlisted Association, and Fleet Reserve Association.  GDVS files all claims and appeals for the American Legion in Georgia. Other states and departments do things differently.

Other VSOs within the State of Georgia file claims for veterans: AMVETs, DAV, Wounded Warrior etc. so you may be able to apply for employment with them and become accredited with them .

Another way is to become a CLAIMS AGENT. This is INDIVIDUAL accreditation and you would be filing claims for Veterans UNDER YOUR OWN NAME not the American Legion. See attached for how to become a CLAIMS AGENT. Training is on your own. There are services that train claims agent for a fee such as:  https://www.longtermcarelink.net/va_accredidation_training_and_test.htm

 

Thanks,

Mark

 

Mark D. Demers, MBA, CM

Veteran Appeals Officer/

American Legion Department Service Officer

Georgia Department of Veterans Service

SERVICE OFFICERS TOOLKIT (webpage links)

VA HEALTHCARE

(1) Healthcare Eligibility

(2) MyHealthyVet

(3) Enroll in VA Healthcare

(4) Healthcare Co-Pay Schedule

(5) Prescription Co-Pay Schedule

(6) Mission Act

(7) VA Tele-health

(8) Tele-Health Fact Sheet

(9) VA Community Care

(10) Community Care Eligibility

(11) Community Care Billing

(12) Community Care Urgent Care Providers

(13) VA Urgent Care Locator

(14) Emergency Medical Care

(15) VA Medical Facilities in Georgia

(16) Women Healthcare Programs

(17) Mental Health Services

(18) VA Caregiver Program

COMPENSATION

(1) VA Welcome Kit

(2) VA Claims Process

(3) VA Compensation Tables

(4) Schedule for Rating Disabilities

(5) Compensation Benefit Rates

(6) VA Presumptive Conditions

(7) Blue Water Navy Act Fact Sheet

(8) Special Monthly  Compensation Fact Sheet

(9) Special Monthly Compensation Rate Table

(10) DBQ Fact Sheet

(11) DBQ Forms

(12) Incarceration Fact Sheet

(13) Active Military Service and VA Compensation Rule

(14) How the VA Determines Effective Dates

(15) NEXUS Letters

APPEALS

(1) Appeals Modernization Act (AMA)

(2) Appeals Modernization Fact Sheet

(3) VA Appeals Process

SURVIVOR / DEATH BENEFITS

(1) Planning Your Legacy

(2) Survivors Pension

(3) How to Calculate Survivors Pension

(4) Aid and Attendance (Pension)

(5) Survivors Pension Rates

(6) Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC)

(7) Burial Eligibility

(8) Schedule A Burial

(9) State Memorial Cemeteries

(10) Military Funeral Honors

PENSION

(1) VA Pension Information

(2) Veterans Pension

(3) How to Calculate Pension

(4) Pension Rates

AMERICAN LEGION TFA / NEF

(1) Temporary Financial Assistance (TFA)

(2) TFA Application Form

(3) National Emergency Fund (NEF)

(4) NEF Application Form

HOMELESS VETERANS RESOURCES

(1) 90 Works (Southern GA)

(2) National Coalition of Homeless Veterans

(3) Veteran Empowerment Organization

(4) Hope Atlanta

(5) United Way Critical Needs Guide

(6) United Way 211 Program

(7) American Legion Homeless Taskforce

(8) VA Homeless Resources

(9) VETLANTA

RECORDS REQUEST / VA DEBT MANAGEMENT

(1) Request DD-214 / Military Records

(2) Request Service Treatment Records

(3) Debt Management – If You Owe

(4) Submit a Waiver

(5) Financial Status Report

(6) Submit a Compromise

CRSC / CRDP DISCHARGE UPGRADES

(1) Discharge Upgrade

(2) DD Form 293

(3) Combat Related Special Compensation (CRSC)

(4) Apply for CRSC

(5) DD Form 2860 (CRSC)

(6) Concurrent Retired Disability Pay (CRDP)

VA NURSING HOME OPTIONS

(1) VA Nursing Homes, Assisted Living, ans Home Health Care Info

(2) Geriatrics and Extended Care Home Page

(3) Community Learning Centers (VA Nursing Homes)

(4) Residential Settings and Nursing Homes

(5) Geriatrics and Extended Care Worksheets and Handouts

(6) Caregiver Self Assessment

(7) Veteran Shared Decision Making Worksheet

(8) VA Geriatrics and Extended Care Co-pays

(9) Application for Extended Care Services

STATE NURSING HOME OPTIONS

(1) Georgia War Veteran Homes

(2) Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home – Augusta

(3) Forms – Augusta

(4) Georgia War Veterans Home – Milledgeville

(5) Forms – Milledgeville

(6) Eligibility Criteria

ARMED FORCES RETIREMENT HOMES

(1) Gulfport Campus

(2) Washington Campus

(3) How to apply

VA EDUCATION PROGRAMS

VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AND EMPLOYMENT (VR&E)

GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN SERVICES (GDVS)

(1) Claims Help

(2) Appeals Help