The VFW has VA accredited service officers across Michigan to assist veterans with their disability claims and VA benefit navigation. This free service allows our service officers to walk a veteran through the entire claims process from start to finish, to include any additional appeals the veteran wishes to make.
What We Do:
  • A service officer will review your information and recommend which claim to make based on your record.
  • Service officers will submit a claim you worked on together to the VA.
  • Once you are screened by the VA for your claims, the service officer will conduct a thorough review of your decision before VA sends it to you. Appeals to VA decisions are also handled by the service officer.
Who to Contact
Brian Hutcheon, Assistant State Service Officer
Located at the VA Ann Arbor Medical Center
Tues - Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
CELL:  313/858-0706
email:  brian.hutcheon@va.gov 
You can also call the VFW Service Office Headquarters at 313-964-6510 to find a service officer near you with a schedule tailored to you. Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.