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The Pennington County Veterans Service Office (VSO) assists veterans, and their dependents and survivors in applying for veterans' benefits including benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs and the State of South Dakota. Referrals are also made to other agencies that may have potential benefits for veterans.
Areas of primary activity are VA health care, education, disability claims, death benefits, survivor's benefits, home loan certificates, and obtaining military records and discharges.
The County VSO is an excellent source for information on all matters relating to veterans' benefits. The staff has the training and experience to serve veterans' needs. The County Veterans Service Office:
- offers complete claims service and explanation of VA procedures.
- provides follow-up service once a decision has been made.
- provides information regarding eligibility at VA medical facilities.
- assists eligible South Dakota veterans in applying for the South Dakota State Bonus Program.
Veterans are encouraged to register their discharge information (DD Form 214, Report of Separation) with the Pennington County Registrar of Deeds Office.
Please call 605-394-2266 for an appointment so we can schedule adequate time to serve you.
When meeting with the Veteran Service Officer, please refer to the Appointment Check List for any supporting documentation that you may need to bring with you.