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County Benefits

County Veterans' Aid Fund (CVA)

The CVA fund is a temporary emergency fund to assist veterans, their spouses, and dependents when there is an unforeseen emergency and there are no other resources available. A veteran is any person who served on active duty, received an Honorable Discharge, and served during a recognized period of conflict. Applicants may request assistance with food, shelter, clothing, funeral, medical, dental, and surgical items. The applicant must apply through the County Service Officer in the county of the applicant's residence and meet the requirements of the County Veterans' Services Committee. Applicants are required to meet residency requirements and must show a financial need.

Flag Holders-

Flag holders are available to the family of any deceased Veteran, buried in Lancaster County, who served during "war time" and received an Honorable Discharge. One marker is provided to the family at no cost. There are markers available for all war eras. Contact the County Service Officer for additional information on how to obtain one, or stop by the office during normal business hours.

SERVICES

Assists in the application process for all State Veterans' Benefits, to include:

  1. Nebraska Veterans' Aid Fund (NVA)
  2. Waiver of Tuition
  3. Discharges
  4. Grave Registrations
  5. Veterans Homes

And all Federal Veterans' Benefits, to include:

  1. Disability Compensation
  2. Pension
  3. Education and Training
  4. Work-study
  5. Vocational Rehabilitation
  6. Life Insurance
  7. Burial Benefits
  8. Home Loan Guaranties
  9. Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC)
  10. Death Pension
  11. Dependents' Education
  12. Hospital and Outpatient Care
  13. Nursing-Home Care
  14. Alcohol and Drug Dependence Treatment
  15. Home Improvements
  16. Services for Blind Veterans
  17. Medical Care for Dependents
  18. Medical Care for Survivors
  19. Job-Finding Assistance
  20. Job-Training Assistance
  21. Disabled Veterans Outreach Program
  22. Small Business Administration
  23. Death Gratuity
  24. Correction of Military Records
  25. Finding/Replacing Military Records
  26. Board Of Veterans' Appeals
  27. U.S. Court of Veterans' Appeals
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