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Department Service Officer


The American Legion Department of NH  
 Veteran Service Office  
 Norris Cotton Federal Building  
 275 Chestnut St Rm 519  
 Manchester, NH  03101  
 Phone: 603-222-5786







Hours: Mondays - Fridays  8 am to 4 pm

  Post Service Office Binders


Binder 1        |        Binder 2        |        Binder 3



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:



Conditions for Disability Claims Expand

VA is now processing disability claims for chronic asthma, rhinitis, and sinusitis (to include rhinosinusitis). Veterans who served in Southwest Asia after Aug. 2, 1990, or Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Syria, or Djibouti after Sept. 19, 2001, may now be eligible for disability compensation.  (From November 2021 Veteran’s Newsletter).




VA Form 21-22 Appointment of Veterans Service Organization as Claimant's Representative click here 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) click here

Veteran Client Questionaire click here


VAMC Phone Directory:

Manchester VAMC phone directory click here 

White River Junction VAMC phone directory click here 


VA Links:

Apply for VA healthcare click here  or  click here

VA Welcome Kit guide

VA fact sheets click here

VA benefit brochures click here

Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents, and Survivors website

VA Home Page

VA Health Care

VA Benefits/Services

VA Burials & Memorials click here click here 

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

My Healthy Vet website

E-Benfits website

GI Bill click here 

VA App Store click here 

Million Veteran Program click here

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:

American Legion click here

Enroll in VA health care click here 

The American Legion Claims Coach mobile app click here 

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

This is the American Legion PowerPoint presentation click here 

American Legion Benefits Center click here













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