Good Morning Ladies and Gentlemen,
From the US Department of Veterans Affairs.
Please disseminate widely.
VA Warning: “Veterans Affairs Services”
Organization Not Affiliated, Getting Vet IDs.
The Office of the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has
requested dissemination of the following :
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.
[The organization described itself at its web page at:
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