Veterans Service Representative (VSR)

Department of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Benefits Administration

About the organization

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define "who we are," our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries.
The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence ("I CARE").
As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips.

Duties

Summary
This position is located in the Department of Veteran Affairs, Veterans Service Center. The Veterans Service Representative (VSR) works as an employee in the Veterans Service Center (VSC) or Pension Management Center (PMC). The VSR explains benefit program and entitlement criteria, conducts interviews, identifies issues, gathers relevant evidence, adjudicates claims, and inputs data necessary to generate the award and notification letter,

Responsibilities:

-Makes determinations as to the eligibility for the type of benefit sought to include questions relating to adequacy of military service, medical evidence, and the evaluation of evidence of income, employability, dependence, and relationship.
-Requests examinations, re-examination, or opinions to evaluate disabilities resulting from diseases or injuries.
-Reviews claims cases to assure all issues have been addressed, applies, and interprets VA laws, including veterans' case law, existing statutes and procedures, precedent rulings, and state law in the adjudication process.
-May conduct interviews in person or by phone with veterans, representatives, and advocates to explain the full range of VA benefits and related programs.
-Prepares and releases correspondence for use by other federal, state, and local agencies.
Utilizes various electronic data processing systems to input data for processing claims and generating automated correspondence.

Qualifications

Please see the full job announcement: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/613376900#

Salary

$37,674 to $59,907 per year

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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