Wanda Lane, Veterans Service Officer
Veterans of military service, whether wartime or peacetime, may qualify for a variety of federal benefits and services provided by the Veterans Administration. The Veterans Service Office in Rockingham County serves as a link to these benefits. Local services include:
The Officer assists the veteran, his spouse, or his family in completing claims for these monetary benefits and mails them to the Winston Salem Regional Office.
Information and Referral for Medical Care:
Although the VA monetary and medical systems are maintained separately, the Officer can provide basic information and referral services related to Medical benefits. The Officer can also provide information on transportation services to the Durham VA Medical Center.
Children of veteran parents who are at least 20% service connected, who died while in service, or who died from a service connected condition may qualify for assistance with education after high school. The VSO assists in filing claims for these benefits.
Most veterans qualify for a Certificate of Eligibility for Loan Guarantee. This certificate guarantees a portion of a mortgage loan, and may often provide a slightly lower rate of interest. The local office provides the request form and will assist the veteran in completing it. Although the guarantee applies to a variety of home loans, it may not be used for personal or business loans.
Burial Benefits/Military Honors:
Families of Rockingham County Veterans who qualify for assistance with burial costs usually file for them at the local funeral home. The funeral home also assists with securing Military Honors and flags for deceased veterans.
For more information on these and other services, contact your local VSO.