FYI: In case you have not received this information, we want to make sure you are aware of a warning from the Department of Veterans Affairs to veterans concerning an organization named Veterans Affairs Services (VAS). This group is giving VA benefit information to veterans and military personnel and is gathering personal information about veterans. Veterans Affairs Services is in no way affiliated with the Department of Veterans Affairs, although many veterans may be given the impression that they are because of the similarity of their name and logo to that of the DVA. Please pass this information along to those in your organization who work with veterans and military personnel.
An organization called Veterans Affairs Services (VAS) is providing benefit and general information on VA and gathering personal information on veterans. This organization is not affiliated with VA in any way.
VAS may be gaining access to military personnel through their close resemblance to the VA name and seal. Our Legal Counsel has requested that we coordinate with DoD to inform military installations, particularly mobilization sites, of this group and their lack of affiliation or endorsement by VA to provide any services.
In addition, GC requests that if you have any examples of VAS acts that violate chapter 59 of Title 38 United States Code, such as VAS employees assisting veterans in the preparation and presentation of claims for benefits, please pass any additional information to Mr.Daugherty at the address below.
Michael G. Daugherty
Department of Veterans Affairs
Office of General Counsel (022G2)
810 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20420