Virginia Department of Veterans Services Opening New State Veterans Offices In Emporia and South Hill
The Virginia Department of Veterans Services (DVS) has announced it is opening new state veterans offices to better serve veterans and family members in Emporia, South Hill, and surrounding areas.
The new Emporia DVS office will be co-located with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Emporia Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) at 1746 Atlantic Street. This office is scheduled to open by mid-March.
The new South Hill DVS office will be located at the Lake Country Advanced Knowledge Center, 118 East Danville Street. It is scheduled to open on Thursday, March 1. This location replaces the current office at 1361 Danville Street in South Hill, which will close on February 28.
Both offices will be open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. There will be certain days each month when DVS representatives may not available and these offices may be closed, as staff will be serving veterans at other locations. Office hours are posted on the DVS website at www.dvs.virginia.gov/benefits/. Veterans and family members are advised to check the DVS website prior to visiting.
“Our goal at the Department of Veterans Services is to serve veterans and family member in their communities,” said DVS Commissioner John L. Newby II. “The new state veterans offices in South Hill and Emporia will make it easier for those living in Emporia, South Hill, the counties of Greenville and Mecklenburg, and throughout the Southside to meet one-on-one with our trained and accredited representatives to receive the federal and state benefits they earned through their service to our Nation.”
To learn more about these new DVS benefits offices including schedules and contact information, please visit www.dvs.virginia.gov or telephone: 434.447.3231.
The Virginia Department of Veterans Services (DVS) operates 30 benefit offices throughout the state that assist military veterans and their families in filing claims for federal veterans benefits; two long-term care facilities offering in-patient skilled nursing care, Alzheimer’s/memory care, and short-term rehabilitative care for veterans; and three cemeteries that provide an honored final resting place for veterans and their families. DVS provides veterans and family members with direct linkages to services including behavioral healthcare, housing, employment, education and other programs. The Department also operates the Virginia War Memorial, the Commonwealth’s monument to honor the memory and sacrifice of Virginia’s men and women who served and fought to defend our way of life from World War II to the present. For more information, please visit www.dvs.virginia.gov.