IMPORTANT HURRICANE FLORENCE INFORMATION
FOR OUR VETERANS
The Durham VA Healthcare System established an emergency operations incident command to ensure medical care for nearly 70,000 Veterans continues during Hurricane Florence. Here are 24/7 Veteran support hotlines in support of Hurricane Florence are listed below:
- Veteran Hurricane Hotline Number: 1-800-507-4571
- VA Employees Disaster Hotline Number: 1-866-233-0152
- Veterans Benefits Hotline Number: 1-800-827-1000
- VA Pharmacy Customer Care: 1- 866-400-1243
MEET OUR VETERAN SERVICES OFFICER
Chatham County Veteran Services Officer is David Kennedy, who worked for the State Veterans Office for many years. Some of you may remember David when he visited Chatham County veterans. David also is a veteran who served in the US Navy early in his career.
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.