Veterans serve our nation with pride but eventually transition back to civilian status after their military career ends. There are many programs and services available to veterans, but navigating the system can sometimes be confusing. That is where the County Directors of Veterans Affairs come in as trusted advocates.
County Directors of Veterans Affairs provide veterans and their dependents direct assistance to identify, determine eligibility and assist in the preparation of applications for county, state and federal veterans benefits and programs. The County Directors of Veterans Affairs are accredited veterans service officers and never charge veterans for their assistance. Veterans should never pay for assistance to apply for veterans’ benefits.Programs and services veterans can apply for include:
- Payment of burial allowances;
- Ensuring grave markers and headstones are properly requested and placed;
- The Disabled Veterans Real Estate Tax Exemption Program;
- Veterans emergency assistance;
- Blind and paralyzed veterans pensions;
- The Education Gratuity Program;
- Service connected disability and non-service connected disability pensions;
- Federal health care benefits; and
- Survivor benefits.
Check here to locate your county director of veterans affairs Listing of the County Directors of Veterans Affairs (PDF).
Monthly claims award reports can be found here Monthly Claims Award Reports