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Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System

 

Notice To All Veterans

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Friday, December 17, 2010

An organization called Veterans Affairs Services is providing benefit and general information on the Department of Veterans Affairs and is gathering personal information on veterans. This organization is not affiliated with the VA in any way.

VAS may be gaining access to military personnel through their close resemblance to the VA’s name and seal. 

VAS is not recognized by the VA for purposes of assisting Veterans with claims for VA benefits.  Veterans seeking the assistance of a VA-recognized service organization for purposes of submitting a claim for VA benefits may search for VA-recognized organizations at the VA General Counsel’s accreditation search page:  http://www4.va.gov/ogc/apps/accreditation/index.asp 

In addition, VA General Counsel requests that if you have any examples of VAS acts that violate chapter 59 of Title 38 United States Code, such as VAS employees assisting veterans in the preparation and presentation of claims for benefits, please pass any additional information to the VA General Counsel point of contact's address below:

Michael G. Daugherty
Staff Attorney
Department of Veterans Affairs
Office of General Counsel (022G2)
810 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20420