Page last updated on Aug. 17th 2022

South Windsor, CT

American Legion Post 133

Service Officer Web Page


Ken Lewis, Post 133 Service Officer


Bruce Botti, Post 133 Assistant Service Officer


On the 1st Thursday of every month our Post Service Officers

 will be available at the SW Community Center

from 8:00 - 9:30 a.m to help Veterans & dependents.

Are you a Veteran?

Are you adependent of a Veteran?

Are you awidow, or widower, of a Veteran?

Are you a resident of the town of South Windsor?

Are you in need of help?

You came to the right place!

Post 133 has two trained

American Legion Post Service Officers

As trained American Legion post service officers:

•We can offer free advice and guidance in dealing with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

•We are specially trained to provide expert assistance, free of charge, to veterans and their families in the application for VA disability benefits.

•We can provide information, referrals and resources on education, employment and business, death benefits and other important topics.

•We can provide guidance and direction to state, federal or school officials for additional help.

•We also provide answers to questions on your GI Bill benefits

Post 133 has two state certified 

CT Soldiers', Sailors', and Marines' Fund representatives

As certified CT Soldiers', Sailors', and Marines' Fund representatives we 

can help you obtain temporary assistance with:

•weekly assistance 

•rental payments or mortgage interest payments

•utilities such as gas, electricity, water and home heating fuel

•medical expenses (Limits apply)

•emergency dental care (for Veteran only)

•eye examination and eyeglasses

•Audiological evaluation and hearing aids

•Funeral expenses

•Durable medical equipment

Click Here for more information!

Not a resident of South Windsor: Click here to find your representative (listed by town)

The link to the Solder's, Sailor's, and Marine's fund is:

The PACT Act

 is a new law that expands VA health care and benefits for Veterans exposed to burn pits and other toxic substances. This law helps us provide generations of Veterans—and their survivors—with the care and benefits they’ve earned and deserve.

The Act (1) expands and extends eligibility for VA health care for Veterans with toxic exposures and Veterans of the Vietnam era, Gulf War era, and Post-9/11 era, and (2) expands eligibility for benefits for Veterans exposed to toxic substances.

  • What new or expanded presumptions will the Act create and when will they be in effect?

  • How can Veterans apply for VA health care?

  • What are the PACT Act key components?

  • If a Veteran was previously denied a claim, what can they do?

  • If a Veteran was previously denied a claim, what can they do?


to download the PACT Act Summary, FAQ & info on PACT-Act-Survivor Benefits 

Continuing your education and career after military service can be an intimidating prospect. Choosing a school and getting all of your benefits requires you to weigh many factors including cost, distance, time, and of course — paperwork. All of these details can make the idea of getting your degree seem intimidating and many will wonder whether it’s worth the time. When you consider the generous benefits available to veterans, however, you’ll typically find that it’s worth your time to continue your education and finish that degree.

2016 Guide to Veterans Education Benefits has created a user-friendly guide that includes features like a GI Bill calculator, grants and scholarship directories, and interviews with the top universities that have programs designed specifically to support veteran higher education. They hope their guide will not only answer common questions, but make it easier for veterans to leverage the educational benefits they have earned.

Explore VA provides resources for Veterans and their families interested in learning about and applying for health care benefits, including benefit eligibility, the application process, specific types of health care benefits, like dental care and vision care, and spouse and dependents' compensation eligibility.

If you wish to find out more about health care benefits from VA you should be interested in the new Explore VA website, specifically the health care benefits page.Explore VA provides a fast way to learn about VA benefits, find out which ones you may be eligible for, share information with friends and family, and apply for benefits. Visitors to Explore VA can look at their eligibility for health care benefits, including:

•VA requirements for health care benefits

•VA's application process•Information and application requirements for dental care, vision care and assisted living servicesMental health services and coverageVeteran spouse and dependents' compensation eligibility