Veteran Benefits Assistance

Veteran Benefits Assistance ( Older Adults )

Provider: KINGS COUNTY VETERANS SERVICE OFFICE

Services and hours have been affected due to Coronavirus. Services are being provided virtually. Please call for more information.

The department provides services to veterans and their dependents who live in Kings County. Service include specialized information and referral, veteran benefits assistance, and veteran burial benefits. There are no geographic restrictions.

The department advocates on behalf of veterans to ensure that they receive the benefits to which they are entitled. It also provides special outreach to seniors and veterans who have disabilities. Services include individual advocacy and information and referral to assist veterans and their dependents and survivors obtain all benefits outlined in federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and policies; for example, medical care, compensation for service-related disabilities, and burial rights. Outreach to seniors and veterans who have disabilities may include home or hospital visits. This agency supports the Fully Developed Claims Program (FDC). APPLICATION PROCEDURE Call or walk in for information.

The Fully Developed Claim (FDC) program is an optional initiative that allows veterans, service members and their survivors access to a faster decision for their compensation, pension, or survivor benefit claim. The FDC process attempts to resolve claims in 90 days or less. The process involves submitting all evidence at the time the claim is filed and certifying that the claimant has no further evidence. The recommended way to file a claim is electronically, to do so the claimant must go to ebenefits.va.gov. It is also recommended that they appoint an accredited Veterans Service Officer to assist them in gathering the evidence to support their claim. To file by paper, the claimant must fill out a VA Form 21-526EZ and visit the local regional office. At the regional office, the claimant can appoint an accredited Veterans Service Officer. Claimants can call 1-800-827-1000 for further assistance. FEES/PAYMENT SOURCE There are no fees for services.
Service Condition Fee

Free

Free

Address

Hanford , CA 93230 (Physical)

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Service hours
Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm.

Service/Intake and Administration

(559) 852-2669

FAX

(559) 584-0438
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