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127 E 1st Street Suite 4E Port Angeles WA 98362
Monday - Tuesday -Wednesday
10 am - 4pm
Next to the ELKS Building
phone : 360-504-2622
Welcome to Operation Oliver H. Row Veterans Service Office
We are here to help you assess your qualifications for military benefits
What information and papers you are expected to bring to your next appointment
A. A copy of your DD214 discharge form and any letters you have received from the VA
B. Any past medical issues you feel are related to your time in service that you have on paper that occurred between your discharge up to today. A hand written summary is helpful if that’s all you have. Please fill out the form on the reverse side of this sheet as best you can. List, in order of importance to you, the current medical issues you feel are related to your service time.
C. Be prepared to explain why you feel deserving of VA compensation
D. Bring any useful paperwork that details where you served and when and what your duties were while in service.
E. List of dependents including marriage certificates, Social security numbers, date of birth and where they are currently living.
F. Any paperwork you have that shows what , if any , any other Government agency or private agency you have contacted regarding your service and other veteran help you have sought since discharge
You will be expected to be open and honest answering any question we ask you. We can save time if you are truthful with us. IMPORTANT: The more work you do to gather this information, the quicker your claim will be processed. Any missing information could delay your compensation for years
How the VA review process works :
Your service officer will review your past service time and ask you many questions that might help connect your military life with your present life issues that could be effecting you today. A file will be kept in our office of all information we gather and submit for VA review
Once your service officer has reviewed your information and determines that you are qualified for VA review and possible compensation, we accumulate your case records and submit them to Federal review for their decision. If you are resubmitting your claim your benefits could go up OR down depending on any new information submitted.
This process can take months to complete and often requires rewrite and adjustments as new information is needed to complete your qualifications
If the VA determines you are eligible you will be asked to be examined by a VA medical team. This process can also take months to complete.
REMEMBER your service office is a volunteer and receives no compensation for his help on your behalf.
What you can do to assist processing your claim
Report to all examinations requested by the Dept of Veteran Affairs in a timely manner
Reply to any VA request for information ASAP
Notify us of any change in address or contact information
You will be asked to fill out a questionnaire and information sheet that can be filled out while you are waiting to see the service officers . Please bring this sheet to your next office visit filled out as best you can. The more complete you make this information the faster you claim can be processed
Military history : WHERE , WHEN , DUTIES, RANK ACHIEVED
Details of Veteran or community care services you have received to date :
Private medical care since discharge : details of date , doctors and services received
Employment in the last five years : (list job duties and employer contact information)
List any non-military pension income ; Social Security; SSI or other supplemental compensation you have received.
Welcome to Operation Oliver H. Row Veterans Service Office. Please read about our intake program