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Veterans Services

Ed Lautrup
1555 Colfax Street
Blair, NE  68008
(402) 426-6838
Email:  veteranservices@washingtoncountyne.org

Location & Hours

Ground floor (North West corner) Courthouse. The hours are from 8:00 to 4:30 with an hour for lunch. You can drop in anytime but it's advised, since I am the only one in the office, to call ahead. I will also make an effort to assist you after normal working hours.

The VA was established for one purpose, To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan... Abraham Lincoln

The purpose of the County Veterans Service Office is to assist veterans and their dependents in applying for and navigating the maze of the various federal, state and county programs offered to the veteran and his or her family.

The VA provides a wide range of benefits including programs to benefit veterans and members of their families. Benefits include compensation payments for disabilities or death related to military service, pensions, Insurance, education, and rehabilitation.

The VA also guarantees home loans, provides burial services for veterans, and operates a medical care program that includes nursing homes, clinics, and medical centers. If you need advice or assistance or just wish to explore which benefits you qualify for please call, Email or stop in and I will make every effort to assist you.

Washington County thanks you for your service to our country!

Helpful Links
  • Department of Veterans Affairs "VA" web site www.va.gov
  • Nebraska Department of Veterans Affairs www.vets.state.ne.us
  • Federal Benefits for Veterans, PDF booklet  www.va.gov/opa/publications/benefits_book.asp
  • VA Compensation Tables www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Rates/comp01.htm
  • eBenefits www.ebenefits.va.gov
  • My Healthy Vet www.myhealth.va.gov