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Veterans of Foreign Wars

Founded in 1899 and chartered by Congress in 1936, the VFW is the nation's largest organization of war veterans and its oldest major veterans organization.

The VFW is a veterans’ service organization that provides benefits assistance, legislative advocacy, and military and community service programs to support service members, veterans, and their families, to include family caregivers. With nearly 1.7 million VFW and Auxiliary members located in more than 6,600 Posts worldwide, and advocates stationed in all 53 VA regional offices and on 20 military installations, the VFW is proud to proclaim “NO ONE DOES MORE FOR VETERANS.”

The VFW offers direct services like benefits assistance and emergency grants to assist veterans and caregivers. The VFW also offers legislative advocacy to improve caregiver policies. The VFW also offers casework assistance for veterans and family members who need assistance navigating benefit systems or who have benefit disputes.

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