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Veteran Service Officers (VSO)

National Service Officers (NSO), to include those that represent the state, work as a liaison between the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the County Veterans Service Officers to determine the best plan for veterans and their dependents to receive benefits. Veterans and their dependents may work directly with an NSO also.

NSOs are employed by and work for Veterans Organizations or the state.  NSOs act as power-of-attorney, at the request of the veteran, and represent veterans and/or their dependents with benefits claims submitted to the US VA.  A veteran IS NOT required to be a member of the organization to have them serve as their representative.

These services are provided at NO CHARGE to the veteran and their dependents.  Find a National Service Officer.

North Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs also represents:

County VSO’s are your local resource for dedicated and professional assistance in obtaining federal and state veterans’ benefits.  They provide the expertise and advocacy that veterans need to optimize access to benefit programs. 

County VSO’s handle inquiries and applications regarding veterans’ health care, compensation, pension, long-term care and other benefits for veterans of all ages.  Burial benefit assistance is provided to the survivors of veterans.  Widows and widowers of veterans are eligible for many state benefits, and in limited cases, federal benefits.  County VSO’s are there to assist them as well.

Most of the programs veterans utilize are offered through the US Department of Veterans Affairs or the North Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs. County VSO’s are in contact with these agencies on a regular basis.  They also work with the National Service Officers of various veterans’ organizations when filing VA benefit claims.  County VSO’s also interact with several other county, state, and federal government agencies that also provide resources or assistance to veterans.

The County Veterans Service Officer and staff are employees of their respective counties.

These services are provided at NO CHARGE to Veterans and their dependents.  Find your County VSO.

Tribal VSO’s are your local resource for dedicated and professional assistance in obtaining federal and state veterans’ benefits.  They provide the expertise and advocacy that veterans need to optimize access to benefit programs. 

Tribal VSO’s handle inquiries and applications regarding veterans’ health care, compensation, pension, long-term care and other benefits for veterans of all ages.  Burial benefit assistance is provided to the survivors of veterans.  Widows and widowers of veterans are eligible for many state benefits, and in limited cases, federal benefits.  Tribal VSO’s are there to assist them as well.

Most of the programs veterans utilize are offered through the US Department of Veterans Affairs or the North Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs. Tribal VSO’s are in contact with these agencies on a regular basis.  They also work with the National Service Officers of various veterans’ organizations when filing VA benefit claims.  Tribal VSO’s also interact with several other tribal, state, and federal government agencies that also provide resources or assistance to veterans.

The Tribal Veterans Service Officer and staff are employees of their respective tribe.

These services are provided at NO CHARGE to Veterans and their dependents.  Find your Tribal VSO.

Veteran Service Organizations with Veteran Service Officers located at the Fargo VA Regional Office include: