County VSO’s are your local resource for dedicated and professional assistance in obtaining federal and state veterans’ benefits. They provide the expertise and advocacy that veterans need to optimize access to benefit programs.
County VSO’s handle inquiries and applications regarding veterans’ health care, compensation, pension, long-term care and other benefits for veterans of all ages. Burial benefit assistance is provided to the survivors of veterans. Widows and widowers of veterans are eligible for many state benefits, and in limited cases, federal benefits. County VSO’s are there to assist them as well.
Most of the programs veterans utilize are offered through the US Department of Veterans Affairs or the North Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs. County VSO’s are in contact with these agencies on a regular basis. They also work with the National Service Officers of various veterans’ organizations when filing VA benefit claims. County VSO’s also interact with several other county, state, and federal government agencies that also provide resources or assistance to veterans.
The County Veterans Service Officer and staff are employees of their respective counties.
These services are provided at NO CHARGE to Veterans and their dependents.