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

Phone: 910-259-1203

Fax: 910-259-5163

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursdays

8:00 am to 5:00 pm

For timely service, veterans are encouraged to schedule appointments

Hampstead Annex
15060 US Hwy 17
Hampstead, NC 28443

Phone: 910-270-5005         

 Fax: 910-259-5163

Mondays & Fridays   

8:00 am to 5:00 pm   

For timely service, veterans are encouraged to schedule appointments

Click here to setup an appointment! 

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 August 2, 2022, Congress passed the bipartisan Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxins Act, otherwise known as the PACT Act. Its purpose is to provide Veterans exposed to toxins on the battlefield with easy access to the care they deserve and additional benefits.

VA has added more than 20 burn pit and other toxic exposure presumptive conditions based on the PACT Act. This change expands benefits for Gulf War era and post-9/11 Veterans.

These cancers are now presumptive:

  • Brain cancer
  • Gastrointestinal cancer of any type
  • Glioblastoma
  • Head cancer of any type
  • Kidney cancer
  • Lymphatic cancer of any type
  • Lymphoma of any type
  • Melanoma
  • Neck cancer of any type
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Reproductive cancer of any type
  • Respiratory (breathing-related) cancer of any type

These illnesses are now presumptive:

  • Asthma that was diagnosed after service
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Chronic rhinitis
  • Chronic sinusitis
  • Constrictive bronchiolitis or obliterative bronchiolitis
  • Emphysema
  • Granulomatous disease
  • Interstitial lung disease (ILD)
  • Pleuritis
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Sarcoidosis

Based on the PACT Act, VA has added 2 new Agent Orange presumptive conditions:

  • High blood pressure (also called hypertension)
  • Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS)
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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