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  • Veteran Services

    Agency: Platte County Offices

    County level services include the following: County Veterans’ Aid Fund (CVA) to meet immediate emergency financial needs; flag holders for placement on the grave of every veteran buried in Platte County; mapping each veteran’s grave in all of the Platte County Cemeteries; assist eligible veterans with completion and filing of Homestead Exemption forms; enrollment of new veterans to Platte County; filing discharges (DD214’s) for local veterans; assisting retired veterans with benefits, such as health care services and insurance benefits; assisting bereaved dependents of deceased veterans with burial benefits, headstone applications, claims for veterans life insurance policies; filing necessary paperwork for educational benefits for veterans and/or their dependents; assist eligible veterans with applications for VA Home Loans.

    State level services do not require wartime service and include the following: Nebraska Veterans’ Aid Fund (NVA) for unforeseen emergency financial need; waiver of tuition for state college/university cost to qualified dependents; discharges and replacement of lost military service records (DD-214); grave registration and report of grave location for veterans buried in the state; complete application for residency in a Veterans Home; filing for Hunt & Fish Permits for qualified veterans (age 64 or 50% or greater VA disability; Nebraska Veterans’ Driver’s License and License Plate Registry.

    Federal level services provide and/or complete Veteran Administration forms for claims relating but not limited to: Service Connected Disability Compensation, appeals of VA Claim Decisions; non-service connected pensions for veterans or widowers; education and vocational rehabilitation, including GI Bill and disability retraining; life insurance, VGLI/NSLI or disability; burial benefits including grave marker application and burial allowance assistance; VA Home Loan Programs; residential improvement for the handicapped; enrollment in VA Health Care; VA Medical Center inpatient and outpatient services; Long Term Nursing Home Care for veterans rated at 70% or higher; military records, discharge upgrades, and location of service and medical records; military medals replacement; military retirement benefits (20 plus years); dependent and survivors benefits; Reserve and National Guard benefits.

    • Platte County Offices
      Clerk: (402) 563-4900
      Clerk: (402) 563-4904
      Treasurer: (402) 563-4913
      Assessor: (402) 563-4902
      Fax: (402) 564-4164
      2610 14th Street
      Columbus, NE 68601

    Agency: Platte County Offices

    Languages Available: English

    Fees: None

    Intake: Call for information or walk in

    Eligibility: Discharged veterans from the armed forces and their dependents

    Documents Required: Call for information

    Hours: Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm

    Areas Served:
    • Platte County
    • Colfax County

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