Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 12098

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Support Services
VFW Post 12098 offers assistance to Veterans and their families.

Service Officer

Financial Assistance

VFW Post 12098 has two Service Officers dedicated to providing help for Veterans and their family members.   Walt Warren and Tim Burton are available at the following address and hours :   ​​

​501 Mahoney Avenue
Buckeye, AZ 85326

Monday & Thursday 1 PM - 3 PM
Wednesday                    9 AM - 11AM

VFW Service Officer Responsibilities:
1. Offer research and advice to veterans who wish to handle their own claims.

2. Assist veterans who are filing original claims for compensation and/or pension with the Department of Veterans Affairs and complete the required VA forms on behalf of the claimant.

3. Assist veterans in reopening claims for service-connected disabilities and complete the required VA forms.

4. Follow up on status of claims filed by veterans with the VA Regional office.

5. File Notice of Disagreement with the VA Regional office if a veteran believes the decision made by the VA
was incorrect.

6. Review statements of the case from the VA regarding denials of claim and assist veterans with the preparation of responses.

7. Assist veterans or surviving spouses in the preparation of appeals for denial of claims and file the appeals with the local VA regional office for forwarding to the Board of Veterans Appeals in Washington, D.C.

8. Complete VA forms other than for original claims.

9. Answer/research telephone inquiries regarding medical, death/burial and other miscellaneous benefits. 
If you are in need of financial assistance, we highly encourage you to contact  AZ VFW Charities . You can download the form to request assistance  here .

AZ VFW Charities  is a statewide organization that has resources beyond our local Post.  They can provide help with bills, loss of a vehicle, mortgage payments, and much, much more.  Please check out their  website  or  Facebook  page for more information.

If you require assistance immediately, please visit one of our Service Officers during office hours or Contact Us .


VFW Post 12098 is completely non-profit and all its officers and members are volunteers.  In order to properly help our Veterans and their families, the Post must raise funds.  We do this through fundraising events and donations. 

Donations to VFW Post 12098 are tax deductible. Please consider supporting monetarily. For secure online donation, PayPal can be accessed via the button below. If you would like to donate items, please Contact Us . Thank you for your support!