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Department Service Officer


The American Legion Department of NH Veteran Service Office

Norris Cotton Federal Buidling


275 Chestnut St, Rm 519

Manchester, NH  03101

Phone: 603-222-5786

603-222-5787 (Fax)



Accredited American Legion service officers are specially trained to provide assistance, free of charge, to veterans and their families. While the majority of a service officer’s work involves application for VA disability benefits, these compassionate professionals also provide information, referrals and resources on education, employment and business, death benefits and other important topics.

We assist with compensation, pension, appeals, vocational rehabilitation, and home loan guarantee. Additionally we assist with obtaining records, awards and decorations, discharge upgrades and answer questions of general nature pertaining to veteran’s programs. The Department Service Office is open from the hours of 8 am to 4 pm, Monday thru Thursday. We are closed Fridays for training.

Documents that may help support a VA disability claim

If possible, have the following ready when you contact us:



Veteran Client Questionaire click here

Directions to our office click here 

Norris Cotton Federal Building information

VA Welcome Kit guide

VA fact sheets click here

Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents, and Survivors website

VA Home Page

VA Health Care

VA Benefits/Services

VA Burials & Memorials click here 

VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) click here 

My Healthy Vet website

E-Benfits website

VA Vet Center Program website

VA Locations in New Hampshire click here

VA Medical Center Manchester website 

VA Medical Center White River Junction website

To request copies of veteran service records visit the National Archives website

Discharge upgrades

National Archives correcting military records 

How to apply for a discharge upgrade click here 


American Legion links:

Enroll in VA health care click here 

The American Legion Claims Coach mobile app click here 

The American Legion Department of NH Veteran Service Office flyer

To download a copy of  the Post Service Officer's Guide click

Service Officer business card template click here 

To download a copy of The American Legion Know Your Benefits click

American Legion publications click here













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