|HOW CAN I GET MY VA CLAIM PROCESSED FASTER?
The Veterans Administration currently has many claims pending for various types of benefits. Because of that, many veterans feel that their case might be overlooked or handled improperly. I am always glad to help in these situations. At my request, the VA will "flag" a particular case and keep me updated throughout the process. However, it is important to know that I cannot act as the "representative" on a person's VA claim. You may still want an attorney or veterans representative to help you with this. My actions will not affect the work done by the person you select as your representative.
For any more information regarding benefits, opportunities and information for veterans, please feel free to visit the Department of Veterans Affairs website.
HOW CAN I GET A COPY OF MY MILITARY RECORDS?
To Obtain Military Service Records, please print out the SF 180 Form and fax ir mail it it to my office.Most military records are stored at the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, Missouri:
National Personnel Records Center
Military Personnel Records
9700 Page Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63132
You can also visit the National Archives web site for more information.
This is also an area where a congressional office can really help. If you are trying to get records from your military service, or that of a family member, feel free to contact my office.
HOW CAN I GET THE MEDALS I WAS AWARDED DURING MY SERVICE BUT NEVER RECEIVED?
Military medals are also an issue handled primarily through the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis. In most cases, it is faster to get medals if you work through a congressional office. If you are owed medals from your service, feel free to contact my office.
HOW CAN CONGRESSMAN CUELLAR'S OFFICE HELP?
If you have an urgent need or can’t get the help you need from these resources, my office may be of assistance. However, I will need your written permission to help with most military and VA matters. Please click here for a printable version of the privacy authorization form and then fax or mail to the address listed on the form.
San Antonio Office
Rio Grande City Office