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Massachusetts Employer Veterans Service Representative in Bedford, Massachusetts

Responsibilities AS A SENIOR VETERANS SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE YOU WILL: Serves as a primary contact for the Veteran and his/her representative or advocate and the decision-maker for compensation or pension claims. Explains the full range of VA benefits and all related programs. Makes determinations as to eligibility for the type of benefit sought and fully analyzes, develops, and requests required evidence for certain claims requiring a rating decision. Decides the necessity for and type of examinations, reexaminations, or opinions to determine the existence of or to evaluate disabilities resulting from diseases or injuries. Develops comprehensive requests for these examinations/opinions to ensure appropriate evidence is received from which to adjudicate the claim. Prepares correspondece to members of Congress and special interest groups on case assignments and other "controlled" correspondence. Reviews all correspondence to private attorneys; acknowledges and revokes designations for private attorneys. Utilizes various electronic data processing (EDP) systems for inputting data related to claims adjudication, processing, monitoring, and correspondence preparation. Acts as an advocate for Veterans and their beneficiaries in their dealings with other VA elements and organizations that affect their claims.