The Virginia Department of Veterans Services Unveils New Benefits Office in Tazewell
The Virginia Department of Veterans Services (VDVS) celebrated the opening of a new Veterans Benefits office in Tazewell today during a ceremonial ribbon cutting. VDVS was joined by local government officials and representatives from multiple veteran service organizations to mark this special day. Tazewell Mayor A. Donald Buchanan, Jr. welcomed attendees and shared “Our veterans put everything on the line to protect our freedom. We may never be able to repay them for their sacrifice, but we can show them just how much we appreciate all that they have done.”
VDVS operates 26 benefit services offices that assist veterans and their family members in filing claims for federal veterans benefits and accessing additional services offered by the commonwealth. In addition to the new Tazewell office, VDVS opened new offices in Fredericksburg, Chesapeake and Petersburg, in 2015. Thomas Herthel, Director of Benefits for VDVS noted “The Tazewell office will be an outstanding asset to over 7,400 veterans who live in the nearby communities.”
Governor McAuliffe’s introduced budget will include funding for new offices in fiscal years 2017 and 2018.
Speaking at today’s ceremony the Commissioner for VDVS John L. Newby II stated “We have almost 800,000 veterans in the commonwealth of Virginia and one of the largest active duty populations in the country. We are working hard every day to ensure that each and every one of these veterans and their families are aware of benefits they may be eligible for from both the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Federal Department of Veterans Affairs. Offices like this one are crucial in this outreach effort.”
About the Tazewell Veterans Benefits Office
|543 West Main Street
Tazewell, VA 24651
Hours of Service:
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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About the Virginia Department of Veterans Services
The Virginia Department of Veterans Services (VDVS) operates 26 benefit services offices that assist veterans and their family members in filing claims for federal veterans benefits; two long-term care facilities offering nursing, assisted living, and domiciliary care for veterans, and three veterans cemeteries that provide an honored final resting place for veterans and their families. VDVS provides veterans and family members with direct linkages to needed services including behavioral healthcare, housing, employment, education, and other programs. The Department also operates the Virginia War Memorial, the Commonwealth of Virginia’s monument to honor the memory of Virginia’s men and women who demonstrated a willingness to serve and fight to defend our way of life from World War II to the present.