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9LUJLQLD'HSDUWPHQWRI9HWHUDQV6HUYLFHV '96  The Virginia Department of Veterans Services (DVS) contains six service delivery lines - Benefits, Veterans Education, Transition and Employment (VETE), Care Centers, Veterans Cemeteries, the Virginia Veteran and Family Support program (VVFS) and the Virginia

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The mission of the DVS Benefits Offices is to provide Virginia's Veterans and their family members with accurate, timely and ethical education and assistance in obtaining the federal and state benefits they have earned. Information on current federal, state and local veterans' programs, entitlements and referral services is available in Virginia through a network of 30 benefits offices staffed with accredited Veteran Service Representatives (VSRs) All services are free of charge.

Services provided by VSRs include assistance with applying for benefits such as:

x Veteran Compensation Claims - Initial, Re-Opened, Notice of Disagreement, Appeals, Dependency

x VA Health Care Eligibility x Veteran Pension Claims x Aid and Attendance Claims x Survivor Benefit Claims x Survivor Pension Claims

x Claim for Burial Benefits/Flags/Markers x State Tax Relief Eligibility Determinations x Certificate of Eligibility for VA Home Loan

x Guarantees VGLI Applications x Education Benefits Applications

x Outreach into Local Communities - Itinerary Visits x Referral to Local, State, and Federal Social Services Office locations and phone numbers are found on page 27-29.


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