As the largest organization of combat veterans, we understand the frustrations that can arise when transitioning out of the military or filing a claim with the Department of Veterans Affairs. The claims process can be confusing and one that service members and veterans shouldn't try to navigate alone. That's why the VFW's National Veterans Service (NVS) was established to help all veterans, service members and their families.

NVS consists of a nationwide network of VA accredited service officers and pre-discharge representatives who are experts in dealing with the VA and are the key to your success. Our cadre of highly-trained and professional advocates help veterans cut through bureaucratic red tape. VA reports veterans represented by the VFW have recouped more than $9 billion in earned benefits, including $1.4 billion in new claims in 2019 alone.

VFW Service Officers are trained experts, helping veterans develop their case with ease by reviewing and applying current law, pertinent legislation, regulations and medical histories. As skilled professionals, we assist in filing for disability compensation, rehabilitation and education programs, pension and death benefits, and employment and training programs. Furthermore, we won’t hesitate to request hearings before the VA and the Board of Veterans Appeals to present oral arguments when needed.

VFW Service Officers are with America's veterans every step of the way once they're ready to file a claim. This is a service the VFW is proud to offer--free of charge--to anyone seeking assistance with the claims process.

Department of Ohio Service Officers (DSO)

Eric Drake:

Assistant Department Service Officers (ADSO)

William Battle: William.Battle1@VA.Gov

Nathan Metz: Nathan.Metz@VA.Gov

Eric Hall: Eric.Hall325@VA.Gov

Cleveland VA Regional Office
Room 1013-A

Phone: (216) 522-3510
Fax: (216) 522-3510 

Cleveland Out-Based Office - Cincinnati

Phone: (513) 684-2661
Fax: (513) 684-2660

VA Medical Center - Dayton
Room 1D-145B

Phone: (937) 267-3914 x 2964
Fax: (937) 267-3914
Closed on Thursdays

VA Medical Center - Cincinnati
Room B148

Mon-Wed & Fri 07:30-15:30

Please send all correspondence to the Cleveland Office.


Join us as brothers and sisters of America to preserve the rights of veterans and support each other as only those who share in the camaraderie forged by conflict can.