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With Veterans Day Friday, Nov. 11, the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services Veterans Service Office (VSO) is reminding local vets to make sure they are getting services they’ve earned.
There are a number of services available to Humboldt veterans year-round, and VSO employees are available to assist veterans and their dependents and survivors with federal and state programs. Those can include compensation claims, survivors’ benefits, requests for military records, home loans as well as medical and education benefits.
“Veterans have given years of their lives to serve our country,” said Veterans Service Officer Rená Maveety. “We do all we can to insure that they obtain all of their possible benefits.”
The Humboldt County VSO is also available to assist vets with local resources including Humboldt State University’s Veterans Enrollment & Transition Services, College of the Redwoods’ Veterans Resource Center, the Employment Development Department, the Eureka VA Community-Based Outpatient Clinic and the Eureka Vets Center. Veterans may not be aware that they qualify for CAL-VET home loans and college tuition waivers. Their dependents may be eligible for tuition waivers, as well.
For years, the VSO has been located at the Humboldt County Courthouse. In mid-November the office will move to a new location at 1105 Sixth St. in Eureka.
For more information, contact the VSO at 707-445-7611. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are available.
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