Veterans Assistance

Department Service Officer

American Legion Department Service Officers (also known as DSOs) are specially trained and accredited to provide expert assistance, free of charge, to veterans and their families. While the majority of a Department Service Officer's work involves application for VA disability benefits, these caring and compassionate professionals also provide information, referrals and resources on education benefits, employment and business opportunities, and death benefits. The Department Service Officer also provides guidance to Post Service Officers who are available to assist veterans at the post level.

American Legion Claims Coach Available

The new American Legion Claims Coach, a mobile device for both iPhone and Android users, provides step-by-step guidance to help veterans and their families connect with a service officer and navigate the VA claims process. The free app features a nationwide directory of accredited American Legion service officers, a built-in organizer for appointments, documents and deadlines, and a wealth of other resources. Additionally, a personal secure file called "My Checklist" keeps everything in order, from the initial meeting with a service officer through VA’s decision and appeal, if necessary.

Service Officer Phil Dittbrenner
Levi E. Bennett
Deputy Director
Nebraska Department of Veterans' Affairs
301 Centennial Mall South, 4th Floor
Lincoln, NE 68509-5083
(402) 471-2448


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