Washington County Veterans Service Office opens at WC Chatom Public Library
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Washington County veterans now have a place where they can apply for VA benefits and also access career development and small business opportunities. Officials recently held a groundbreaking ceremony at the Washington County Public Library in Chatom for the grand opening of the Washington County Office of Veterans Services and the Career Preparation and Small Business Development Center.
As of 2019, the Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs (ADVA) has reopened 10 county veterans service offices that closed in 2012 due to budget constraints. With the opening of the new office in Chatom, ADVA operates 60 county veterans service offices to help the state’s more than 400,000 veterans and their families claim compensation and retirement benefits, educational benefits, VA home loans, and referral services for needs such as temporary housing, health care, counseling and placement.
The opening of the new county veterans service office was made possible with support from the Washington County Commission and the local community.
Veterans and their dependents can make an appointment with the Washington County Veterans Service Office by calling 251-847-3966. The office is open at the Washington County Public Library on Thursdays and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.