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Operation Oliver H Row

127 E 1st Street Suite 4E Port Angeles WA 98362

Hours

Monday - Tuesday -Wednesday

 10 am - 4pm

Located :

Next to the ELKS  Building 

phone : 360-504-2622

How we begin the process

Additional Information

  

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

Welcome to Operation Oliver H. Row Veterans Service Office. Please read about our intake program