Claims Services


Calvin Shields, NABVETS Veterans Service Officer; 40 years of experience serving veterans.

NABVETS has been a veterans’ advocacy organization and has addressed the unmet needs of minority and economically disadvantaged veterans since its inception in 1973. For over 40 years NABVETS has led the challenge to call attention to the plight of veterans who have been victims of Agent Orange, Post Traumatic Stress, less than honorable discharges, amnesty for Vietnam era veterans, homelessness and a myriad of other veterans concerns.

Along with its claims services staff, NABVETS works in collaboration with the National Veterans Legal Service Program, the most prominent law firm in representing veterans claims.

NABVETS claims services department provides:

  • Filing and processing of VA claims
  • Discharge upgrade assistance
  • Advocacy and supportive services
  • Power of Attorney

NABVETS Centralized Claims Reveiw
In order to provide the best quality claims service available, NABVETS has centralized the claims review and quality assurance function into one location. All claims will be reviewed by our highest trained experts prior to submission to the Department of Veterans Affairs. This oversight will provide the best possible opportunity for positive adjudication of the initial claim. The new system is an electronic database, retrievable by our veteran’s service representatives at your request. Those veterans filing claims, please call 1.866.548.7303 to begin the claims process.

Power of Attorney

If you are filing a Claim or have file a Claim, and would like a NABVETS Veterans Service Officer to represent you, please download, sign and send us back a Power of Attorney Form.   This form is required by the Veterans Administration.

To download your power of attorney letter, click here: Power of Attorney Form


ATTN: Danny McKenzie
National Service officer
Center For Veterans Issues
315 West Court Street
Milwaukee, WI 53212
Phone: 414.345-4244

Apply Here to Start Your Claim Process!

If your claim is in the appeals process, please mail or fax your power of attorney letter to:

Calvin Shields
314 W Court St.
Milwaukee WI. 53212
Phone: 414.345.4245
Fax:  414.937.2753

Helpful links:

Types of Claims

Other than Honorable Discharge

The Claims Process

How to Apply

Evidence Requirements

VA Express Claims

Benefit Rates