NYC DVS VA Claims Help

The New York City Division of Veterans' Services' VA Claims Unit is processing Veterans Affairs (VA) claims for NYC veterans and their families. Their team provides quality service, advocacy, guidance, and assistance on the claims review process. The VA Claims Unit works diligently to help prepare and package a VA claim that is substantial, valid, and clearly identifies the pertinent information relevant to the claim.

DVS's VA Claims Unit is trained to process the following claims:

Disability Compensation

DIC (Dependency and Indemnity Compensation)

Non-Service Connected Pension

Survivors Pension


To schedule an online appointment with the VA Claims Unit, fill out the form at VetConnectNYC and select "Benefits Navigation" as your preferred service. You can also email them at [email protected] or call us at (212) 416-5250.

Before meeting with them, please have the following items readily available (if you do not have any or all of materials listed below, DVS can still represent you in a claim for VA benefits but the process will be faster if you can gather these materials):


birth certificate

social security card

marriage certificate (if available)

decision letter (if prior claim submitted)

VA award letter (if available)

VA medical evidence that supports claim

private doctor medical evidence that supports claim