isabled American Veterans Chapter 61, Seguin, TX
The Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 61 is committed to fulfilling its mission of building better lives for Veterans and their families in Seguin and the surrounding areas of South Texas. We strive to give our best in SERVICE, QUALITY, INTEGRITY, and LEADERSHIP in representation and advocacy support today and in the future.
Hours of Operation
Tuesday 9am to 1 pm • Wednesday 9am to 1 pm
No Appointment Required. Just come on in, have a cup of Coffee, lets talk!
425 Vaughn Avenue, Seguin, TX 78155
Phone: (830) 379-3299 • FAX: (830) 379-3298
Made exclusively of men and women disabled in our nations' defense, we are dedicated to one, single purpose: building better lives for all of our nation's disabled veterans and their families. The mission is carried forward by:
- Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and service earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs and other government agencies.
- Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families.
- Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local governments.
- Extending DAV' s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local Chapters.
- Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.
DAV Servce Officers
Our Service Officers are certified annually to provide the best and most up to date assistance with matters pertaining to claims of veterans, their dependents, widows and orphans.
- Counseling in filing a claim for the first time, on an existing claim, reopening a claim, notice of disagreement or filing an appeal.
- Unlike other veteran assistance programs we complete the paperwork with you on your claim during your visit.
- Submit claim communication to the DAV National Service Office in a timely manner to get your claim going ASAP.
- Advice you on any additional paperwork you may need to file your claim in order to avoid having your claim be denied because of lack of evidence to support your claim.
- We will follow up on a pending claim at your request to get the most current status.
We do not:
- Make any promises that your claim will be approved or denied. (that decision is out of our hands!)
- Maintain any files or personal information, All paperwork is forwarded to National Service Officers (NSO) in San Antonio, Texas for delivery to a VA representative after review for accuracy and completeness by an NSO.
- Submit claim information directly to VA
Chapter 61 Service Officers are here to work for you and your benefits, we are a 110% dedicated volunteer force! Our reward comes from helping fellow veterans. We understand where you're coming from!
Veterans Comfort Zone (VCZ)
The "Zone" offers veterans and families a place to fellowship with other veterans and their families through seminars, classes, group and private meetings Holiday Celebrations.
- A coffee bar with complementary coffee, pastries and cookies.
- Snacks and soft drinks
- Computer station
- Large screen TV, DVD, Satellite
Services include assistance and referrals for:
- Resume Writing
- Job Searches
- Job Interview Preparation
- Professional Appearance
- VA Home Loans
- Texas Veterans Home Loans
- Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits
- High School Diploma Certification
HEAL TH BENEFITS & WELLNESS
- Peer to Peer Meetings
- Group Meetings
- Family Support Groups
- Information on transportation to and from VA medical appointments
- VOC Rehabilitation
- Appointment Referrals
- Access to Pastoral Advisor
- Group Meeting
- Bible Study
- Hospice Spiritual Support
The Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary (DAVA) is under the direction of the DAV A Unit 61, a nonprofit 50l(c)(4) organization, relying on donations and grants to finance the day to day operations and ongoing services of the VCZ.