Healthcare can feel hopeless. Like a warm hug, our team makes you feel comfortable and valued – and assures you that everything will be okay.
Bureaucratic paperwork is always confusing. We can’t change that, but we can help you make sense of the jargon, so you know exactly what to do.
99.4% approval rate
You can’t put a price on expertise. With our insider’s knowledge of VA protocol, we complete your claim with the highest chance for approval.
This is your service, your sacrifice, your pension. You deserve to be included in the process with monthly updates, 24-hour email responses, and quick callbacks.
“VCS service matches Apple.”
“I’ve always held Apple as the gold standard of customer service. Well, VCS’s impeccable service matches Apple’s. Their team is so knowledgeable, on point, and clearly so caring. They communicate professionally and with understanding. They are earnest in what they do and how they do it!”
– Dave Begel, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
With VCS, feel like there’s a caring team rooting for you – because we are!
Meet the brains – and hearts –
Here’s why they’re here:
Abe brings his expertise in finance and business management to an overlooked and underappreciated population.Read more
His strong analytical and problem-solving skills coupled by his ability to think out-of-the-box has driven the company’s efficacy in resolving application difficulties with the VA.
In establishing a platform of resources for all veterans, Mr. Bernikier offers direction to those confused about their options. His expert guidance combined with concern for each client’s needs enables Veteran Care Services to be an effective and widely-used advocate for senior veterans.
“You, our honored veterans and families, have sacrificed so much for our country and safety. The least I can do is help you get what you deserve – with compassion and respect.”
Gary Poretsky, Esq
VA Accredited Attorney, outside counsel
Gary is honored to have received accreditation by the Department of Veterans Affairs to prepare, present and prosecute claims for veterans before the VA.Read more
In addition to being accredited as a VA attorney, Mr. Poretsky provides advisory as well as advocacy in employment law, estate planning and administration, healthcare related issues, bankruptcy, and secured transactions.
These combined distinctions allow Mr. Poretsky to provide veterans and their families with advice on complex areas of law concerning long-term care planning, including VA pension benefits and the related issue of Medicaid benefits.
“It is an honor for me to use my expertise in advocacy and advisory services to assist veterans and their families.”
Frank Colavita, SFC (Ret.)
Frank served the nation and the veteran community for more than 30 years, including 23 years in the US Army, having retired in a command role as a Sergeant First Class.Read more
Frank brought his leadership talent into the civilian sector as a Veteran Liaison for Veteran Care Services. He earned an MBA in leadership from Gwynedd Mercy University in Pennsylvania and a BS in management from The Pennsylvania State University. He also served as Director of Military Outreach at the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve and is the Veteran Service Officer of VFW 491 in Yardville, NJ. Frank’s not all business; he’s an avid motorcyclist and a member of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association.
Frank sees his purpose at VCS in the words of spiritual teacher Dr. Baskaran Pillai: “The more selfless service you do, the more successful you will become.”
“Supporting my brothers and sisters in arms enriches my own life as much as it does theirs.”
Director of Operations
Ruth is the mastermind behind the efficient process that we use to ensure complete client satisfaction.Read more
Ruth has merged her extensive business acumen with her strong analytical abilities to create practical solutions that meet the needs of our diversified clientele. Her passion for helping others and focus on implementing innovative solutions have set the gold standard of care and efficiency at Veteran Care Services.Read Less
“It is empowering to impact the lives of so many brave men and women who served our country with loyalty.”
Director of Intake
Shayna’s commitment and dedication to each client’s needs make the application process for benefits smooth and efficient.Read more
With her extensive knowledge of benefits and compassionate manner, Shayna provides relief for those struggling to navigate the VA bureaucracy maze. Shayna remains focused on each client’s needs as she clarifies the complexities of their individual case and creates a plan going forward.Read Less
“Seeing the difference the extra monthly income makes in the lives of the elderly, makes the job so rewarding.”
Director of Marketing
Shira’s enthusiasm and creativity are an extension of her passion for connecting with and helping people.Read more
She brings over ten years of experience in the healthcare industry, with knowledge in marketing, management, and relationship-building. By creating original and engaging networking events and seminars, she is able to reach and cultivate a multitude of community partnerships. Shira has become a staple in the healthcare industry, continuously working with and educating healthcare professionals to provide resources to seniors.Read Less
“There is no way to repay you, our veterans, for the sacrifices you made for our freedom, but we at least have to try!”
Veteran Liaison, Maryland devision
Mr. Miller has been helping veterans and their families in Maryland, DC, and Delaware understand long-term care benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).Read more
Most veterans are not aware of the eldercare benefits available through veteran health care, state veteran homes, home renovation grants (HISA Grants), or disability income programs (Compensation and Pension). Mr. Miller assures that senior veterans know and understand their options to live out their golden years with dignity.Read Less
“As a prior Vietnam Veteran, I enjoy assisting veterans like you in understanding your benefits and how it will make a difference in the quality of your life.”
Regional Director of Business Development
A people’s person, Zahava works to develop relationships with corporate offices of healthcare communities.Read more
Her knack for networking and marketing ability leads to valuable connections with healthcare facilities. Zahava is passionate about business development and works to spread the work of VCS so more veterans and families can access their well-deserved benefits.Read Less
“I am honored to be able to be a resource for our veterans to help you get the benefits that you so rightfully deserve. We owe it to you!”
Veteran Liaison, New Jersey
As a Veteran himself, Frank is a valuable part of our team. His diverse professional career emphasizes the dedication he has to those in need.Read more
As a Sergeant in the National Guard, Frank can connect with the veteran community, identify their needs, and understand how to best support them.
Frank’s commitment to each veteran is representative of our mission to assist veterans in an effective, compassionate, and risk-free manner.
“For years I have seen veterans struggle and eventually give up trying to get benefits they were eligible for. Being a part of VCS gives me the ability to get them the answers and assistance they need to get what they are entitled to.”