Administrative Building
805 S. Walker St.
Burgaw, NC 28425

Phone: 910-259-1203

Fax: 910-259-5163

Hours:  Monday-Thursday   

8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Appointments are preferred~ closed on Fridays

Staff: 

Sally Lawson- Veterans Services Director

 

Hampstead Annex
15060 US Hwy 17
Hampstead, NC 28443

Phone: 910-270-5005         

 Fax: 910-259-5163

Hours:   Monday – Friday     

8:00 am to 5:00 pm   

Appointments are preferred.

Staff: 

Matt Wesley –Assistant  Veteran Service Officer

 

 

Veteran's Services News

VA Healthcare – COVID Vaccine Information

In Southeastern North Carolina, VA healthcare employees are working around the clock to distribute the COVID vaccine to all current eligible Veterans. We are currently offering the Moderna vaccine to Veterans who meet the criteria for phase 1c. HOW DO I SCHEDULE MY COVID VACCINE? 1. Review the four categories of eligibility below to see […]

Veterans Resource Day

Pender County Veterans Services will hold a Veterans Resource Day to provide information about Veterans benefits. Please join us on October 11th from 9am to 11am in the main hall of the Hampstead Annex building. County Veteran representatives along with the VET Center, NC Serves and other Veterans organizations will be on hand. For more […]

Breaking News:

On April 25, 2022, VA announced that nine rare respiratory cancers are now presumed service-connected disabilities due to military environmental exposures to fine particulate matter. These cancers include:

  • Squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx
  • Squamous cell carcinoma of the trachea
  • Adenocarcinoma of the trachea
  • Salivary gland-type tumors of the trachea
  • Adenosquamous carcinoma of the lung
  • Large cell carcinoma of the lung
  • Salivary gland-type tumors of the lung
  • Sarcomatoid carcinoma of the lung
  • Typical and atypical carcinoid of the lung

VA will process disability compensation claims for these conditions for Veterans who served any amount of time in the Southwest Asia theater of operations beginning Aug. 2, 1990, to the present, or Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Syria or Djibouti beginning Sept. 19, 2001, to the present.

See the Federal Register notice.

Pender County offers two convenient locations to help better serve our veterans. They are located in Burgaw and Hampstead. Office hours are listed above.

Our office provides a wide range of services to the Veteran and their family members. We serve all veterans, spouses, widows, and children of veterans residing in Pender County with all Veterans Administration matters.

Our office is responsible for securing allowable and applicable benefits for veterans and their dependents. Services include advising local veterans concerning their rights under various federal and state laws, counseling them, and assisting them by filling out the proper forms for forwarding to the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA). Work is guided by state and federal laws and regulations, and is performed independently under the general supervision of the District Service Officer of the NC Division of Veterans Affairs.

If you are interested in applying for VA benefits or need assistance with VA paperwork, please contact our office to schedule an appointment. A Veteran Service Officer (VSO) will meet with you to answer any questions you have about your benefit eligibility. We will then help you submit any paperwork and assist with gathering any necessary documentation and evidence to support your claim.

A VSO serves as a as liaison between the veteran and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Summary of Benefits: • Service- Connected Disability Compensation • Non-Service Connected Disability Pension • Death and Indemnity Compensation • Widow’s Pension Benefits • VA Guaranteed Home Loans • Veterans Health Administration Enrollments • State Veterans Nursing Home Enrollments • Grave Markers • Burial Reimbursements • Appeals

Additional Benefits: • Automobile adaptations and other conveyance equipment • Special Adaptive Housing / Special Housing Adaptation • Annual clothing allowance • Individual Unemployability • Housebound and Aid & Attendance Increases • Addition of Dependent to Benefits • DD-214 and Medal replacement • Assistance with securing transportation to VA medical facilities

NC Division of Veterans Affairs (NCDVA) Benefits: • NCDVA Scholarships • One-time fee hunting/fishing license • Special Veterans license plates • Property Tax Reductions

IT IS STRONGLY ADVISED THAT YOU SEEK THE ASSISTANCE OF A VETERANS SERVICE OFFICER BEFORE SUBMITTING ANY APPLICATIONS OR FORMS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS. PLEASE BRING ANY FORMS BY OUR OFFICE FOR REVIEW BEFORE MAILING!

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