Effective 1200 PM 23 March 23, 2020 by Order of County Manager Beth Jones, IREDELL COUNTY VETERAN SERVICES WILL OPERATE ON A BY APPOINTMENT ONLY BASIS - “NO WALK-INS”. WE MAY ALSO BE ABLE ASSIST YOU BY EMAIL OR FAX. PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT
(704) 878-3135 TO SEE HOW WE CAN BEST SERVE YOU. THIS POLICY WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
UPDATE March 31, 2020: Effective IMMEDIATELY Iredell County Veteran Services will assist Iredell County Veterans and residents only, and others that we have filed and have an open claim or issue pending. This will remain in effect until further notice.
More than 14,000 veterans live in Iredell County. The County Veterans Service Office provides them with a local place to obtain advice on Veterans Administration benefits and assistance with filing and tracking those claims. Our office is here to help them and their spouses, widows and dependents weed through the seemingly unending and confusing maze of laws, regulations and rules governing veterans benefits.
- We provide claim forms and help and advice on filing VA claims.
- We help obtain the military service and medical records and other supporting documents needed to support and defend the claim.
- We search these records for information to substantiate the claim and not only guide the claimant through the claims process but also the appeals process if they are denied.
- We research benefit laws, Codes of Federal Regulations, past decisions of the VA Board of Veterans Appeals, rulings made by the Court of Veterans Appeals, medical text, etc., anything that will help our claimants obtain the greatest benefit to which they are entitled.
We can also help military retirees and dependents get ID cards renewed and lost cards reissued, order lost discharge papers and replacement medals, provide information regarding discharge upgrades, guide veterans to other resources and benefits as needed and much more.
- Benefits for eligible individuals can include:
- Burial Payments and Grave Markers
- Educational Benefits for Veterans From North Carolina
- Government Insurance
- Medical Treatment
- Monthly Payments
- VA Home Loan Guarantees
Eligibility requirements are different for each benefit ad veteran and dependency status must be verified in all situations. A certified copy of the veteran’s DD214, Member 4 copy, is necessary in most cases.
Veterans and their families who have questions concerning benefits or need assistance with the VA in any way are welcome to contact our offices. We will gladly assist you in any way we can.