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Veterans ServicesBertie County Veterans Services act as the local advocate for veterans and their dependents by providing information about their rights and entitlements under various local, state, and federal laws.  Assistance with obtaining necessary forms and supporting documents in applying for benefits to NC Department of Veterans Affairs and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

 

The Veterans Services Office can assist you with the following benefits:

*    Disabilities Compensation and Pension

*    Dependency Indemnity Compensation

*    Death and Burials Benefits

*    Educational Benefits

*    Health Care

*    VA Guaranteed Home Loans

*    State Veterans Benefits

Director:
Denise Clark

Phone:
(252) 794-5304

Fax:
(252) 794-5327

PO Box 530
106 Dundee St.
Windsor, NC 27983
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Office Hours: 8:30am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday
Exceptions: Holidays & Inclement Weather

              a) County Property Tax Exclusion

              b) Disabled Veterans License Tags

              c) Lifetime Hunting and Fishing License

 

We work for the Veterans and their family……Not the VA!

Bertie County, NC is proud to support military and veteran caregivers, our community’s hidden heroes as an Elizabeth Dole Foundation Hidden Heroes City. Founded by Senator Elizabeth Dole in 2012, the Elizabeth Dole Foundation and its Hidden Heroes Campaign brings vital attention to the untold stories of military caregivers and provides a network for military caregivers to connect with their peers and access carefully vetted resources.  If you are a military or veteran caregiver, please visit https://www.hiddenheroes.org 

to discover hundreds of carefully vetted resources and an online peer support community exclusively for caregivers.

Veterans Services Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I file for Disability Compensation?

A: The Veterans Service Officer will help you initiate your claim, gather the required medical records and evidence and submit your claim.

Q: I can't find my DD-214, what should I do?

A: The first thing you do is contact the Register of Deeds in the county that you lived in when you were discharged from the service or www.archives.gov and order a copy.

 

Q: I need medical care and prescriptions. Can the VA supply this for me?

A: Each case is a little different when applying for healthcare. A 10-10EZ form must be filled out with a copy of the DD-214. Income questions are asked on this form and if your income is over the VA threshold you may not be eligible.   If you have a service connected disability, purple heart recipient, POW, in country Vietnam Veteran, or if you can meet other certain special criteria you would be eligible to enroll.

 

Q: How do I apply for a VA Loan Guarantee?

A: Bring your discharge papers (DD Form 214) to your County Veterans Service Office. They will complete a form and send it in to the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) office to obtain a Certificate of Eligibility. You will present the Certificate of Eligibility to your lender when applying for a home loan. It is important to compare rates, fees and programs offered by your lender. 

 

Q: How do I get a veteran I.D. card? 

A: A lot of companies offer discounts if you show a veteran identification (ID) card. Below are the four most common types of ID's that reflect veteran status. FYI- Not all companies accept every form of ID for their discount programs.

· Veteran Health Identification Card (VHIC), ID card you receive when enrolling in the VA health care system.

· State Issued Veterans Designation on driver's license obtained from NC Division of Motor Vehicles

· Department of Defense (DoD) ID card for retired Veterans, Spouse, and their dependents or 100% Permanent and Total Service Connected Veterans.

· Veterans Identification Card (VIC) can be applied for online only at vets.gov

 

RELATED RESOURCES

AMVETS
https://amvets.org/
 
American Legion
https://legion.org
 
Disabled American Vets (DAV)
https://www.dav.org
 
Department of Veterans Affairs
https://www.va.gov
 
Employment Resource for Transitioning Military Veterans
https://www.resumebuilder.com/how-to-write-a-cover-letter/
https://www.resumebuilder.com/military-to-civilian-cover-letter-examples/
https://www.resumebuilder.com/military-to-civilian-resume-examples/

N.C. Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
http://scholarships.milvets.nc.gov  

Veteran Healthcare Resource
https://www.medicareplans.com/va-military-and-medicare-benefits-resource/
https://www.nvisioncenters.com/education/vision-care-guide-for-veterans/
 
Veterans of Foreign Wars
https://www.vfw.org