Mission of Marlton V.F.W. Post 6295

Why the VFW?

Our strength comes from you.

Simply put, the VFW strives to do good things for deserving people; particularly veterans, their families, and their communities. From local grassroots ideas to national influence, we work everyday to make a difference. It's our strength as an organization. And, with each indiNational Veterans Service

As the largest organization of combat veterans, we understand the frustrations that can arise with making a VA claim. That’s why our National Veterans Service (NVS) was created. Our nationwide network of skilled VFW Veterans Service Officers helps you wade through all the bureaucratic red tape, offering you a better opportunity to get the disability claim you deserve.

A VFW Service Officer will:
  • Offer research and advice to veterans who wish to handle their own claims.
  • Assist veterans who are filing original claims for compensation and/or
    pension with the Department of Veterans Affairs and complete the required
    VA forms on behalf of the claimant.
  • Assist veterans in reopening claims for service-connected disabilities and
    complete the required VA forms.
  • Follow up on status of claims filed by veterans with the VA Regional Office.
  • File Notice of Disagreement with the VA Regional Office if a veteran
    believes the decision made by the VA was incorrect.
  • Review statements of the case from the VA regarding denials of claim and
    assist veterans with the preparation of responses.
  • Assist veterans or surviving spouses in the preparation of appeals for
    denial of claims and file the appeals with the local VA Regional Office for forwarding to the Board
    of Veterans Appeals in Washington, D.C.
  • Complete VA Forms other than for original claims.
  • Answer/research telephone inquiries regarding medical, death/burial and
    other miscellaneous benefits.

Filing and backing up your Veterans Affairs claim can be tough. VFW Service Officers are the key to your success. These trained experts develop your case with ease by reviewing and applying current law, pertinent legislation, regulations and medical histories. As highly skilled professionals, they assist veterans and their families in filing for disability compensation, rehabilitation and education programs, pension and death benefits, and employment and training programs. And they won’t hesitate to request hearings before the VA and the Board of Veterans Appeals to present oral arguments when needed.



The first step in filing your claim is to confirm you’re eligible for compensation. Then, after you’ve signed a VA Form 21-22, a VFW Service Officer can contact you to begin developing your case. Two key elements to a well-rounded claim include evidence that an injury, illness or disease occurred during your service and evidence of a current medical condition as a direct result.

If you’re looking to increase your current disability rating, we’ll obtain a copy of your claims file from the VA and, after careful review of your medical records, discuss with you how we should proceed.

If the VA has rejected your claim and you wish to reopen it, we help with that, too. After reviewing your VA claims file, we can recommend a course of action that may result in its successful reopening.

Another facet of VFW's National Veterans Service is the hospital volunteer program, which includes the Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service (VAVS). VFW was one of five groups comprising the original National Advisory Committee in 1946 that formed VAVS.

More than 6,000 regularly scheduled VFW volunteers provide more than 1 million hours of service annually to our nation’s veterans in federal, state and community hospitals and nursing homes through VAVS.

Volunteer opportunities vary by VA location. Here are just a few experiences offered by some VA facilities:

  • reading to patients
  • transporting patients to appointments
  • manning clothes closets
  • providing camaraderie

If you're interested in volunteering, please contact your local VA facility.


VFW's Benefits Delivery at Discharge (BDD) Program -- a cooperative initiative with the Pentagon and the Department of Veterans Affairs -- was established to assist service members departing from the military. If you're seeking VA entitlements, let a pre-discharge claims representative help you wade through the paperwork.

Attention Marines!

1MarineThe VFW, in conjunction with the Wounded Warrior Regiment at Quantico, VA, is providing a new level of service to recently discharged Wounded Warriors: Any former Marine who has a claim pending at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) or wants to file a claim with will be referred to a VFW service officer who will be happy to discuss their claim and how to obtain the most correct decisions possible from VA.


Veterans Crisis Line

Information about the Veterans Crisis Line Website

The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. More about the Veterans Crisis Line

Marlton. New Jersey.

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Only through honorable overseas military service can a person join the VFW. Once a member, they are pledged to defend human rights in peace and war.

National Veterans Service

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You don’t even need to be a VFW member to take advantage of this free service.

As a veteran, this is a service you’ve earned.



Each year, the VFW Post 6295 sponsor two scholarship contests at the Post level. The scholarship contests are the Patriot's Pen and Voice of Democracy (VOD)

The winning entries of these contests move up to the District Level for further judging.

The two contests are detailed below..

Patriot's Pen

2011-2012 Theme:

"Are You Proud of Your Country?"

Entry Deadline: November 1, 2011

Patriot's Pen, a youth-essay writing contest endorsed by the National Association of Secondary School Principals' contest criteria, is a nationwide competition that gives students in grades 6, 7 and 8 the opportunity to write essays expressing their views on democracy. Annually, more than 115,000 students participate in the annual contest.

Contestants write a 300-400 word essay based on an annual patriotic theme. The first-place winner receives a $10,000 savings bond and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington D.C. The top national winners each receive a savings bond anywhere from $1,000 to $10,000.

For more information and entry form, visit: Patriot's Pen - National VFW Website


Voice of Democracy

2011-2012 Theme:

"Is There Pride in Serving in Our Military?"

Entry Deadline: November 1, 2011

The Voice of Democracy, endorsed by the National Association of Secondary School Principals' contest criteria, is an audio essay contest for high school students in grades 9-12. The annual contest, which is designed to foster patriotism, allows students the opportunity to voice their opinion in a three to five minute essay based on an annual theme.

Created in 1947, the scholarship program annually provides more than $3 million in scholarships. Each Department's first-place winner receives an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., plus the opportunity to compete for national scholarships. The first-place national winner receives a $30,000 scholarship.

For more information and entry form, visit: Voice of Democracy - National VFW Website