Courthouse Corinth, Ms. 38834
P.O. Box 158
Corinth, Ms. 38835-0158
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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Mission Who We Are
The County Veteran Service Officer (CVSO) advises local veterans and their dependents of their rights and entitlements under the various federal and state laws, advises them and actively assists them with completing the necessary forms and paperwork needed to support their claims.
The CVSO must attend annual Mississippi State Veterans Affairs Board service officer training and successfully complete certification training as mandated by the MS State VA Board.
Examples of work:
VET CENTER HISTORY
- Interview veterans and clients about VA benefits and
issues, what they are filing and if it is a valid claim
with proper evidence ect..
- Receive/make phone calls to clients regarding VA benefits/issues
- Guide clients in applying for VA benefits, Service connection,
Pension, hospital, education and insurance benefits
- Select, provide and prepare the proper forms for Veterans
claims and submit their documentation to the correct location
- Keep updated on VA laws, regulations and administrative
procedures and policies
- Advise clients of their rights and VA benefits based on
- Review VA decisions and paperwork for information, documentation,
appeal action and follow up action.
- Communicate with other CVSO’s, SVAB, and VA regarding
VA benefits and information.
The Vet Center Program was established by Congress in 1979 out of the recognition that a significant number of Vietnam era vets were still experiencing readjustment problems. Vet Centers are community based and part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. In April 1991, in response to the Persian Gulf War, Congress extended the eligibility to veterans who served during other periods of armed hostilities after the Vietnam era. Those other periods are identified as Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, the Persian Gulf, Somalia, and Kosovo/Bosnia. In October 1996, Congress extended the eligibility to include WWII and Korean Combat Veterans. The goal of the Vet Center program is to provide a broad range of counseling, outreach, and referral services to eligible veterans in order to help them make a satisfying post-war readjustment to civilian life. On April 1, 2003 the Secretary of Veterans Affairs extended eligibility for Vet Center services to veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and on June 25, 2003 Vet Center eligibility was extended to veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and subsequent operations within the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT). The family members of all veterans listed above are eligible for Vet Center services as well. On August 5, 2003 VA Secretary Anthony J. Principi authorized Vet Centers to furnish bereavement counseling services to surviving parents, spouses, children and siblings of service members who die of any cause while on active duty, to include federally activated Reserve and National Guard personnel.
We understand, and most of all, we care.