4th District Host workshop

Dutch DeGroot - 2/4/2024


VA Benefits and Service Officer Workshop

The district is hosting a workshop on VA benefits and how to obtain them this is geared for post service officers but open to anyone that is interested. This shall be done remotely on zoom and you must register to get the link date Thursday 29 February @18hr30 space is limited so do not delay in signing up.


Presenters Derek Giffin Legal Administrative Specialist Veterans Benefits Administration, Russel Meredith VFW Veterans Service Officer, Chuck Bosko IDVA Appeals Specialist, Dutch DeGroot & Tom McMahon VFW 4th District Service Officers

• Post Service Officer role

• VA Healthcare eligibility

• What is a Service Connected Claim?

• What a Post Service Officer role should ask?

• Assisting submit the Service Connected claim to a VSO

• Follow up roll as Post Service Officer

• Questions

• Presumptive Conditions & the Pact Act*****

• PTSD Claims

• DIC Claims

• Pensions 

• Post Service Officer Tools

• Questions

• Service Connected Rating, percentages, Appeals

• Illinois veteran benefits

• Questions 

• Adjournment

Pact Act***** this shall be extensively covered