Chatham County has just hired its first Veteran Services Officer Shane Hutchinson, who served 20 years in the US Navy and retired this summer. We will report back soon on expanded hours of service for veterans beginning later this month.
The Chatham County Veteran Services Officer counsels and educates veterans, their dependents and survivors on potential benefits available to them from the Department of Veterans Affairs, State of North Carolina and Chatham County resources.
We are here to assist veterans and survivors with preparing all application for benefits including:
- Health care
- Help with buying a home
- Income for veterans disabled due to their service
- A pension for low income wartime veterans
- Burial in a national cemetery
We also provide referrals to third-party agencies to assist veterans with an array of services including legal, civilian life integration, job placement, and housing.
Chatham County is dedicated in helping veterans achieve and exceed their
personal and professional goals. Thank you for your service.