|Stacy Jo Dufault
|County Veterans' Service Officer
|Stacy Jo Dufault is a member of the following organizations:
- National Association of County Veterans Service Officers (NACVSO)
- American Veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnams (AMVETS)
- Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
- The Retired Enlisted Association (TREA)
- Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH)
- Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA)
- Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
- Marine Corps League (MCL)
Mission Statement - The County Veterans' Service Office was
created by state statute to assist veterans and their dependents
in times of need, or to file for all County, State or Federal
benefits earned by virtue of the military veteran's service
to a grateful Nation and the State of Nebraska. The Veterans'
Service Officer serves under the direction of the Veterans'
Service Committee appointed by the Board of Commissioners. Veterans'
Service is accomplished by:
- Being sensitive and helpful to veterans/dependents in their
time of need.
- Providing assistance and counseling to veterans and their
- Initiating and completing claims to be submitted to the VA
Regional Office, Nebraska Department of Veterans' Affairs, or
other appropriate agencies with accuracy and professionalism.
- Maintaining the highest level of training and education to
best serve veterans.
- Serving as a trusted and respected partner in collaboration
with other agencies when assisting veterans.
Is it too late to file a VA service-connected disability claim?
Veterans, it's never too late to file a VA service-connected disability claim no matter how many years have passed since your military service. Please call our office to set up an appointment.
Prior to submitting your claim you will need to provide the following:
-Original Discharge documents (member copy 4 showing character of service)
-Dependent information (full names, social security numbers, birth date and location)
-Proof of Marriage if applicable
-Birth certificates for dependents under age 23 still enrolled in education (high school or college)
-Contact information for doctors seen outside the military or VA for care related to condition you are claiming
-Direct Deposit information (Bank account number and routing number)
-Any additional information you feel relevant
How will the VA Backlog affect my claim?
In the state of Nebraska we are fortunate to have a VA Regional Office who maintains a harmonious working relationship with our County Veterans Service Officers and are able to assist the veterans on a more personal level. That being said, there are still legal requirements when processing a claim. Our role is to assist you in providing all documentation and evidence as complete as possible to the VA so that a claim can be processed in a timely manner with the best outcome possible. In certain instances there are matters which require additional time to develop the claim prior to completion. Examples include; early era veterans documents related to the fire in St. Louis which destroyed thousands of veterans service information, medical opinion from VA doctor, or clarification of a condition. In any case, continue to work with our office as the claims process continues.
The VA has created a website called E-Benefits which you can create a profile and follow the path of your claim. In addition to status information you can research a variety of topics including veterans preference letters, records, print forms and receive letters showing your entitlements. Follow this link to sign up today. https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits-portal/ebenefits.portal
How can I find out the status of my claim?
The Cass County Veterans' Service Office assists with, but is
not limited to the following County, State and Federal Benefits:
County Veterans' Benefits.
- County Veterans' Aid Fund (CVA). To meet immediate emergency
- Flag Holders. For placement on the grave of every veteran
buried in Cass County.
State Veterans' Benefits.
- Nebraska Veterans' Aid Fund (NVA). For unforeseen emergency
- Waiver of Tuition. For state college/university cost to
qualified spouses or children.
- Discharges. Replacement of lost military service records
- Grave Registration. Report of grave location for veterans
buried in the State.
- Veterans' Home System. Complete application for residency
in a Veterans' Home.
Federal Veterans' Benefits.
- Service Connected Disability Compensation.
- Non-Service Connected Pensions. Veterans or Widow(er)s.
- Education and Vocational Rehabilitation. Including GI Bill
and disability retraining.
- Life Insurance. VGLI/NSLI or Disability.
- Burial Benefits. Grave marker application and burial allowance
- VA Home Loan Programs. Residential and improvement for handicap
- Health Care. VA Medical Center inpatient and outpatient
- Long Term Nursing Home Care. For veterans rated at 70% or
- Military Records. Discharge upgrades and location or service
and medical records.
The Cass County Veterans' Service Office serves about 3,000
veteran's and their families. Cass County has the second highest
percentage of veterans receiving compensation for service
connected disabilities of the states 93 counties.
|All inquires can be addressed to this office at:
|346 Main Street., Rm. 102
|Plattsmouth NE 68048
Email - email@example.com
Hours are 8 am to 5 PM Monday through Friday.
The Veterans' Service Office is located on the lower
floor of the Cass County Courthouse building in room 102,
the corner of 4th and Main Streets, Plattsmouth, NE.
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