One of the most daunting tasks as a veteran is completing your VA claim form.  Whether you are a veteran, military service worker, or a social worker helping a veteran, JWV is here to help you through the claims process.  Our National Service Officers (NSO) Program is a nationwide network of our members who are certified to help you navigate the claims process.

All of JWV’s National Service Officers are volunteers, offering their assistance free of any charges.  They have all been accredited by the Office of General Counsel of the US Department of Veterans Affairs, and they are available to any veteran who has served. Our NSOs offer help to veterans (and their families) to represent them in any claims that they might have with the VA.

Service Officers are with America’s veterans every step of the way once they’re ready to file a claim. This is a service the JWV is proud to offer–free of charge–to anyone seeking assistance with the claims process. It’s a service our veterans have earned and deserve.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with a national service officer regarding a claim, please contact JWV National Headquarters at 202-265-6280.  You can also see the list of names and contact information of JWV’s NSOs below.

Michael Winnick- NSO Director

P: 732-222-7256
F: 732-483-6649
mwinnick@jwv.org

Office Hours: By Appointment

Marc Thurston-NSO Vice-Director

16111 Plummer Street,
Bldg. 22, Room 217
North Hills, CA 91343

P: 818-621-9055
marcthurston@mac.com

Office Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 10:00 – 4:00 PST

Sam Podietz-NSO

504 Route 130 N
Cinnaminson, NJ 08077

P: 856-314-8835
C: 609-937-3862
Eve/Weekend: 609-267-2459
F: 856-314-8710
sjpmummer@hotmail.com

Office Hours: Monday & Thursday 10:00 – 4:00 (in office, no appointment needed).
Tuesday & Thursday by appointment only (In office or available for home or hospital visitation
Call cell phone (609) 937-3862

Larry J. Payne-NSO Vice-Director

618 High Crest Drive
McKinney, TX 75070

P: 214-548-7828
larrypayne.jwv256@yahoo.com

Office Hours: By Appointment

Larry Rosenthal-NSO

P.O. Box 9086
Hamilton, NJ 0865

P: 609-954-8075
lsr1950@hotmail.com

Office Hours: By Appointment