Veteran Benefits & Assistance

Originally founded in 1899 as the American Veterans of Foreign Service, the Veterans of Foreign Wars continues to be a voice for returning and currently deployed service members and their families. The Veterans of Foreign Wars is dedicated to supporting those who sacrifice so much for this country, veterans, service members in the US Armed Forces, and their families.
Certified Advocates
Throughout the State of Missouri and at the VA Regional Office in Saint Louis, VFW Service Officers that are Accredited and Certified by the VA fight for the rights of our Nations veterans on a daily basis.  These highly trained professionals, specializing in all programs administered by the VA stand ready and willing to provide whatever VA benefits assistance is required!  These services are available at no cost to veterans or their dependents! Nor does one have to be a member of the VFW to receive our services.
From a simple request of a discharge document to a case with complicated issues that may require extensive medical and Court Cases research, we will exhaust all means to obtain a favorable decision.  In the event a claim is denied we will represent the case through the appellate process to the Board of Veterans Appeals (VBA) and if not successful to the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC) if warranted.
How VFW Service Officers Advocate for You:
  • Help you identify issues and develop evidence
  • Answer your requests for assistance
  • File your claims with VA in a timely manner
  • Review your rating decision for accuracy
What We Will Do:
  • During your interview, WE WILL review your information and inform you of what benefits you should claim as well as any other benefits that may be available
  • WE ARE trained VA benefits experts who have access to VA computer systems in order to provide you with the information you need for your claim to succeed
  • WE WILL submit your claim to VA in a timely manner to ensure that you receive the maximum benefit to which you are entitled
  • WE WILL conduct a thorough review of your decision before VA sends it to you.  The VFW has a 90% success rate in correcting errors, helping you avoid the lengthy appeals process
  • If you are unsatisfied with the outcome of your claim, WE WILL help you appeal VA's decision

Please feel free to contact a VFW Representative for help with filing a claim for VA benefits, VA health care and all eligible VA benefits at:

VFW Service Office
Saint Louis RO - Dennis Flynn
                        Shelley Bell
                        Jacqueline Ingoldsby
                        Shawna Rector
9700 Page Ave RM 1.027
Saint Louis MO 63132
Phone:  314-253-4470
Fax:  314-253-4162
Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Our well-trained, VA Accredited VFW Representatives are ready to assist you with you!  Please feel free to contact us!  We have VFW Representatives located throughout the State of Missouri!
VFW Field Coverage Schedule:
Saint Louis John Cochran VAMC - Bryan Clayton - Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Phone: 314-289-6382
Jefferson Barrack VAMC - Bryan Clayton - Tuesday and Thursday
Columbia VAMC - Troy Williams
                              - Mike Schroeder
Phone: 573-814-6007
Kansas City VAMC - Joseph L. Wolfgeher Jr.
                                   Jennie Rosales-Wolfgeher
                                   Timothy Guy
Poplar Bluff  VAMC - Jim Juergens
Phone: 573-778-4614
Springfield VAMC - Kevin Scott
1850 W. Republic Road
Rm. 1-B106
Springfield, MO 65807
Phone: 417-891-4898

   Missouri VA Facilities
Facility Address Phone
VA St. Louis Health Care System 1 Jefferson Barracks Drive   Saint Louis, MO 63125 314-652-4100
VA St. Louis Health Care System - John Cochran Division 915 North Grand Blvd.   Saint Louis, MO 63106 314-652-4100
Harry S. Truman Memorial 800 Hospital Drive   Columbia, MO 65201-5297 573-814-6000 Or 573-814-6000
John J. Pershing VA Medical Center 1500 N. Westwood Blvd.   Poplar Bluff, MO 63901 573-686-4151 Or 573-686-4151
Kansas City VA Medical Center 4801 Linwood Boulevard   Kansas City, MO 64128 816-861-4700
VA St. Louis Health Care System - Jefferson Barracks Division 1 Jefferson Barracks Drive   Saint Louis, MO 63125 314-652-4100
Platte City 2303 Higgins Suite F   Platte City, MO 64079 800-952-8387 X 59141
Belton CBOC 209 Cunningham Industrial Parkway   Belton, MO 64012 816-922-2161
Cameron Clinic 1111 Euclid Dr   Cameron, MO 64429 816-922-2500 X 54251
Cape Girardeau Community-Based Outpatient Clinic 3051 William St.   Cape Girardeau, MO 63703 573-339-0909
Excelsior Springs MO CBOC 197 McCleary Rd   Excelsior Springs, MO 64024 816-922-2970 Or 816-861-4700 X 52970
Farmington CBOC 1580 W. Columbia St   Farmington, MO 63640 573-760-1365
Fort Leonard Wood CBOC 700 GW Lane Street   Waynesville, MO 65583 573-774-2285
Honor Annex 4251 Northern Avenue   Kansas City, MO 64133 816-861-4700
Hope Recovery Center VA St. Louis Health Care System 515 North Jefferson Avenue   St. Louis, MO 63103 314-652-4100 X 55500 Or 800-228-5459 X 55500
Jefferson City VA CBOC 3430 W Edgewood Dr   Jefferson City, MO 65109 573-635-0233
Kirksville VA CBOC/North East Missouri Health Council 506 Rosewood DR   Kirksville, MO 63501 660-627-8387
Lake of the Ozarks CBOC 940 Executive Drive   Osage Beach, MO 65065 573-302-7890
Marshfield VA Clinic 1240 Banning Street   Marshfield, MO 65706 417-468-1963
Mexico VA CBOC 3460 South Clark Street   Mexico, MO 65265 573-581-9630
Mobile Medical Unit 4801 Linwood Blvd   Kansas City, MO 64128 816-861-4700 X 52977 Or 800-525-1483 X 52977
Nevada Clinic 322 South Prewitt   Nevada, MO 64772 816-861-4700 X 54235
Salem (MO) Community-Based Outpatient Clinic 35629 MO-Hwy 72   Salem, MO 65560 573-778-9750
Sedalia VA Clinic 3320 West 10th Street   Sedalia, MO 65301 660-826-3800
Sikeston CBOC 903 South Kingshighway   Sikeston, MO 63801 573-472-2139
St. Charles Clinic 844 Waterbury Falls Drive   O'Fallon, MO 63368 314-286-6988
St. James VA Clinic 207 Matlock Drive   St. James, MO 65559-1999 573-265-0448
St. Joseph Clinic 3302 S. Belt Hwy Suite P   ST.JOSEPH, MO 64503 800-952-8387 X 56925
St. Louis CBOC 6854 Parker Road   Florissant, MO 63033 314-286-6988
VA St. Louis Health Care System Primary Care Team 1 Annex 4974 Manchester Avenue   St. Louis, MO 63110 314-289-6566
VA St. Louis Health Care System Primary Care Team 2 Annex 2727 Washington Avenue   St. Louis, MO 63103 314-289-7659
Warrensburg Clinic 702 E. Young Ave.   Warrensburg, MO 64093 816-922-2165 Or 800-525-1483 X 52165
Washington MO CBOC 1627 A Roy Drive   Washington, MO 63090 314-289-7950 Or 800-228-5459 X 57950
West Plains CBOC 1801 E. State Route K   West Plains, MO 65775 417-257-2454
Columbia Vet Center 4040 Rangeline Street, Suite 105   Columbia, MO 65202 573-814-6206
Kansas City Vet Center 4800 Main Street, Suite 107   Kansas City, MO 64112-2501 816-753-1866
RCS Midwest District 3 District Office 12935 N. Outer Forty Road, Suite 200   St. Louis, MO 63141 314-894-6190
St. Louis Vet Center 287 N. Lindbergh Blvd   Creve Coeur, MO 63141 314-894-5739
Branson CBOC 5571 North Gretna Rd   Branson, MO 65616 417-243-2300 Or 417-243-2300
Gene Taylor CBOC 1850 West Republic Street   Springfield, MO 65807 417-891-4800
Springfield, MO Vet Center 3616 S. Campbell   Springfield, MO 65807 417-881-4197
Northeast District 9700 Page Ave.   St. Louis, MO 63132 800-827-1000
St. Louis Regional Office 9700 Page Avenue   St. Louis, MO 63132 800-827-1000
Intake Site At Fort Leonard Wood Dept of Veterans Affairs   Fort Leonardwood, MO 65473  
Intake Site At Whiteman Air Force Base Airman and Family Readiness Center   Whiteman AFB, MO 65305-  
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery 2900 Sheridan Road   St. Louis, MO 63125 314-845-8320
Jefferson City National Cemetery 1024 E. McCarty Street   Jefferson City, MO 65101 314-845-8320
Springfield National Cemetery 1702 East Seminole Street   Springfield, MO 65804 417-881-9499
Union Confederate Monument Site 227 E. 28th Street Terrace   Kansas City, MO 64108 913-727-1376

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