Rating Veterans Service Representative

Seattle VA Regional Office/ U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

About the organization

The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) is an organizational element of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) is responsible for administering the Department's programs that provide financial and other forms of assistance to Veterans, their dependents, and survivors.

This position is located in the Department of Veteran Affairs, Veterans Service Center. The Rating Veterans Service Representative (RVSR) works as a member of one of the processing teams (e.g., IPC, Pre-Determination, Rating, Appeals, etc.) established in the Veterans Service Center (VSC) or Special Mission.

Duties

Primary duties include but not limited to:

Analyzes claims to determine if diseases and/or injuries were incurred or aggravated by military service in the line of duty for purposes of compensation, treatment, or hospitalization.
Determines service-connection, percentage of disability, permanent and total disability, and entitlement to compensation, pension, burial, dependency indemnity compensation, special monthly compensation and vocational training, medical and dental treatment, automobiles, or other conveyances, insurance, specially adapted housing, dependent education allowances, and other ancillary benefits.
Assures proper application of the Rating Schedule and other applicable instructions; fully accountable for proper analysis, appropriate development, and final rating determinations.
May directly communicate and interact with Veterans and their representatives/advocates to facilitate timely, proper decisions. As dictated by the circumstances of each case, the RVSR may conduct interviews or hearings in person or by telephone with Veterans, eligible individuals, representatives, and advocates to obtain or clarify information.
Communicates with VSRs and other employees in the regional office, employees of VA medical centers, and other regional offices.

Qualifications

See "Qualifications" section at link below to understand the qualifications for the salary ranges of this position

Salary

$55,756 - $86,881

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

See "Required Documents" section at posting link to view the additional materials needed in application package.

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