The Veterans of Foreign Wars service division is a full-service non-profit organization that assists veterans, their family members, and survivors. The service division is an advocate for veterans and their families, and aggressively pursues all federal and state benefits and entitlements on their behalf.

The Veterans Service Offices are staffed with accredited Service Officers to assist veterans and family members in accessing benefits to which they may be entitled; including.

  • VA Disability Compensation
  • VA Pension or Widows Pension
  • Aid & Attendance
  • Health Care Benefits
  • Other Federal, State or County Benefits

Using a case management approach, our staff attend to the needs of the individual and their families by providing counseling and referral services in a holistic fashion. This includes representing veterans in cases adjudicated with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Seattle.

Contacting a VFW Veterans Service Officer:

When meeting with your Service Officer, please bring as many of the following documents with you as you can to help us prepare your initial claim for veterans’ benefits.

  • Copy of DD214 or other separation papers for all periods of service
  • Copies of your marriage certificate and all divorce decrees
  • Copies of the public birth records for each child you claim as a dependent
  • A copy of all service medical records you have
  • Medical records you have showing you currently have this disability (diagnosis)
  • Medical records you have indicating the disability was caused by or happened during your active military service
 VFW Service Officer Locations:

DSO Mel West


Seattle Regional Office                                                 Appts / Walk-ins

915 2nd Ave #1044, Seattle, WA 98174

VFW.VBASEA@VA.GOV                                                         206-341-8284

Mon - Thur 7:30 - 11:00 am / 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm                 


Vancouver                                                         Phone Appts Only

1601 E 4th Plain Blvd. Bldg 15, Rm 112, Vancouver, WA 98661                  360-696-4583/  360-696-4061 Ext. 33464         Mon - Fri 7:30 - 4:00 pm


 Seattle VA Hospital                                                 Appointments only

1660 Columbian Way, Seattle, WA 98108                                                206-768-5359                                             Tues, Thurs, Fri 7:30 - 4:00 pm

Fife Headquarters                                                Appointments Only

5213 Pacific Hwy E, Fife, WA 98424                                                 253-344-5985        

  Mon - Wed - Fri 7:30 - 4:00 pm


Yakima                                                                     Appointments only

1630 S 16th Ave Suite 5, Yakima, WA 98902                                                 509-654-7191          

Mon - Thurs 7:00 - 4:30

Retsil-Port Orchard                                                    Appointments only 

1141 Beach Dr. East Bldg 10, PO Box 8175Port Orchard, WA 98366                                                    360-895-4358        

 Mon - Fri 8:00 - 4:30 pm

Spokane Vet Center                                    Appointments only

13109 E Mirabeau Pkwy, Spokane, WA 99216                                                         509-444-8387

Mon - Fri 7:00-5:30 pm