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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT (Posted Feb 22, 2023)

The VFW Department of Alaska has a job opening:

Claims Consultant


Location:        VAMC, Anchorage, 1201 N. Muldoon Road

Hours:            Monday-Friday 8AM-4PM (Plus Training)

Pay:                Salary, Depends on experience

Benefits:         Paid sick leave, paid vacation leave, all Federal and State holidays, SEP (Simplified Employee Pension) package, Group Life term policy.


Military experience desirable but not required


The Claims Consultant is responsible for aiding veterans and their dependents by identifying and explaining state and federal benefit programs; helping prepare applications and reviewing records; and serving as liaison for clients in their dealings with benefit providers.


Duties include:

  1. Conducting in person and telephone interviews with veterans about the issues they want to file a claim for to the Department of Veterans Affairs.
  2. Informing the claimant of all evidence requirements needed to further process a claim for compensation or pension benefits.
  3. Interpretation VA Rating Letters, Award Letters, code sheets, procedures, and state law.
  4. Create and publish daily, weekly, and monthly reports, as required for the State VFW office and the Anchorage VSO.
  5. Utilizing various electronic data processing (VetraSpec) systems for inputting data; for claims processing, documents, forms, and communication for correspondence preparation to inform the claimant, and any service officer/claims consultant on the basis for the action taken.
  6. Refers veterans to other Federal Agencies and State and Local Agencies when potential eligibility for non-VA Benefits is indicated.
  7. Knowledge of a complete and current set of VA regulations and laws.
  8. Clerical support to include receptionist duties, typing, filing, word processing, as assigned by proper authority.
  9. Attain and maintain certification as a Claims Consultant for the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). Must be able to pass a rigorous background investigation.
  10. Perform other duties related to this position.


The work is performed within the established parameters of state and federal program regulations and policies, and under the general direction, and responsibility to the VFW Department of Alaska. A Claims Consultant may be required to attend out-of-state training up to twice a year.


Interested parties should fax their resume to (907) 373-7601 or email


No phone calls, please. Employment starts in March 2023



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