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VA Benefits Service Officer needed to help homeless/at-risk vets!

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National Veterans Homeless Support

Part of our multi-faceted approach to preventing veteran homelessness is to address financial and medical barriers to self sufficiency. Veteran access to federal entitlements from the Department of Veteran Affairs address both of these barriers; via no-cost VA medical treatment facilities and potential life changing compensation for service and non-service connected disabilities. To help us address these barriers, we are looking for an experienced veteran VA benefits service officer to review homeless and at-risk veteran client data from our outreach efforts to identify potential VA benefits that could be available to them, and work with the client to file or update claims with the Department of Veteran Affairs.

Duties:
-Processes, develops, and presents claims for federal entitlements; advises veterans on the re-evaluating of their claims; reviews Veterans Administration (VA) decisions as they apply to claims when submitted on behalf of the veterans.
-Responds to veterans’ inquiries pertaining to the establishment of claims, payments, benefits, checks, disability pension, education, home loan guarantee, and burial benefits.
-Acts as veterans’ advocate in liaison with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.
-Assists veterans in the appeal process and when claiming secondary disabilities.

Qualifications:
-Must be passionate about our mission to Eliminate Homelessness Among Veterans
-Must be a veteran of the United States Armed Forces
-Must have a minimum of 3 years experience as a certified VA Service Officer; 5 years preferred.
-Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills to aid in the success of VA application filings and corrospondence.
-Must be proficient at the use of Microsoft Office and Adobe PDF programs

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About National Veterans Homeless Support

Location:

1436 King St, COCOA, FL 32922, US

Mission Statement

To Eliminate Homelessness among Veterans In Central Florida

Description

NVHS was formed for the sole purpose of locating and assisting homeless veterans living in the parks, forests, and streets of Central Florida. We are a relatively small organization, but have seen consistent growth in our 13 years of operation because of our dedication to our mission, which resulted in a whopping 90% reduction in the homeless veteran population of Brevard County, Florida! While homeless veterans are still our top priority, we are also very focused on prevention of homelessness for at-risk veteran families to ensure they do not become homeless in the first place.

We currently manage 2 programs to support the homeless and at-risk veterans:

Search and Rescue - Outreach program that assists homeless and at-risk veterans and their families either get off the streets, or prevent them from becoming homeless in the first place. For the homeless we search for them in the forests, parks, etc.. of Brevard, provide outdoor gear and food once we find them, and connect them to housing agencies to get them out of the streets. For at-risk clients, we help secure financial assistance for past due rent/mortgage payments, stabilize legal barriers to self sufficiency through our pro bono legal clinic, and file their VA benefits claims as they are eligible.

Veteran Housing -Transitional and permanent supportive housing program capable of housing up to 17 homeless veterans at any given point in time in Brevard County.

Homeless & Housing
People with Disabilities
Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1436 King StCocoa, FL 32922

(28.35613,-80.75325)
 

SKILLS

  • Case Work / Management
  • Life Coaching
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 25
  • Varies on client needs and applications, approximately 5-10 hours per week.

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