South Bend, WA – In a release from the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs, they say that Pacific County was one of 3 counties within the state who will receive grant funding to hire County Veteran Service Officers.
These grants were made possible with the passage and funding of HB 1448 during the 2019 Legislative Session.
Pacific, Clallam,and Stevens Counties were all identified as locations in need of a County Veteran Service Officer to serve veterans and their families.
A total of $450,000 was made available with a requirement to fund at least two County Veteran Service Officers.
The County Veteran Service Officer would assist veterans and family members with claims to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for VA Disability Compensation, Pension, Survivors Pension, and other financial assistance programs.
The service officers are also said to be able to help connect veterans and their families to other benefits such as health care, housing, and education.
This funding is available through June 30, 2021.