Virtual Benefits Counseling

Presented by Arizona Department of Veterans Services

and provides advocacy to service members, veterans and their families. Our
mission is to be the catalyst in response to the evolving needs of Arizona’s
Veterans and their families. ADVS provides direct services to the Veteran
community through veteran benefits offices, Arizona Veterans’ Memorial
Cemeteries, Arizona State Veteran Homes and other statewide programs
designed to aid veterans.
We are pleased to offer virtual benefits counseling services to the University
of Arizona Students! Veteran Benefits Counselors (VBCs) are accredited by
the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and advocate for Arizona’s service
members, Veterans and their families with receiving federal and state veteran benefits.

VBCs assist claimants by:

o Educating them on eligibility requirements for benefits
o Processing VA compensation and pension applications
o Appealing VA decisions
o Representing claimants at VA hearings
o Filing for survivor’s benefits
o Referring claimants to other agencies for potential benefits
o Discussing State Veteran Benefits
Watch this video for more information on VBCs

Veterans Benefits Counselor Carla will be available for appointments the following days:

September 17, October 22, November 5 and December 9.

Multiple time slots will be available from 9am to 2pm. All appointments will be
conducted virtually either via computer or phone.

Please contact the VETS Military-Connected Student Center at (520) 626-8380 to set up your appointment. You can also email us.

Prior to an appointment, it would expedite the process of your claim to have the following documents available:
DD-214 to show dates of military service
Marriage license
Dates of marriages and divorces (if applicable for both the Veteran and spouse)
Birth certificates (if applicable for all children)
Social security numbers for family members
Previous VA award/denial letters
Bank name, routing number and account number for direct deposit
Current medical records showing continuity of treatment since service
Do you need other veteran services? ADVS also administers programs for
financial assistance, employment and more. Visit AZDVS's website for more