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VSO Opening in Traill County

Job Opening

Veterans Service Officer

Degree in Management, and or Administration or Counseling required. Responsible for maintaining a Veteran Service Office for the purpose of assisting Veterans, families of Veterans with benefits and budget functions as necessary. For application and full description and benefits package please contact Traill County Veterans Service Officer Rebecca Hodgson 701-636-4414 or email

Rebecca.hodgson@co.traill.nd.us

Traill County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Salary commensurate with education and experience

Disabled Veteran’s Property Tax Credit

The Disabled Veteran’s Property Tax Credit is available to veterans of the United States Armed Forces with a disability of 50% or greater.

If eligible, the credit may reduce the taxable value of a homestead. A homestead can include a house, the land the house is on, and/or other buildings on the same land. If a qualified veteran moves to a different homestead, the credit can be applied to the new property.

Eligibility: To be eligible for this program, you must:

  • Be a disabled veteran of the United States Armed Forces with an armed forces service-connected disability of 50% or greater in the year for which the application is made.
    • Your extra-scheduler rating, to include individual unemployability, may bring the total disability rating to 100%, as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • Have received an honorable discharge or be retired from the United States Armed Forces.
  • Reside on and be invested in the property.

If two disabled veterans are married and living together, the combined credits may not exceed 100% of $8,100 of taxable value of the homestead. In the event of the applicant’s death, the spouse is eligible for the credit. The spouse who is receiving United States Department of Veterans Affairs dependency and indemnity compensation receives 100% of the credit, until remarried.

Rides for Veterans

The DAV van is providing rides on Tuesdays for Veterans who have appointments at the VA.

Please call ahead for availability. 701-636-4414.

Ride must be confirmed the week prior by Thursday as space is limited.

Leave time is at the Hillsboro Cenex (for Traill County) and leave time is 9:40AM sharp.

ETA at VA is 10:30AM. First Come basis.

Van does not have a wheelchair lift.

Covid protocols are in place.

Free of charge

You may not claim Beneficiary Travel pay.

Weather permitting.

Burn Pit Presumptive Conditions Added

VA added 3 presumptive conditions related to particulate matter exposure

The new presumptive conditions are asthma, rhinitis, and sinusitis. To be eligible for benefits, you must have gotten one of these conditions within 10 years of your separation from active service.

This will expand benefits for Veterans who served in:

  • Afghanistan, Djibouti, Syria, and Uzbekistan during the Persian Gulf War, from September 19, 2001, to the present, or
  • The Southwest Asia theater of operations from August 2, 1990, to the present

If you have a pending claim for one or more of these conditions, you don’t need to do anything. We’ll send you a decision notice when we complete our review. For more information about VA benefits and eligibility, or how to file a claim, Veterans and survivors can visit www.VA.gov

Honoring Veterans on the 4th of July, 2021

Why I get my health care at VA: Army Veteran Scott

Vietnam Veterans Day is March 29th

Remembering Vietnam Veterans

March 29 marks Vietnam Veterans Day each year.

The North Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs website has links to conflicts, including Vietnam, where you can search by county with details and photos of Veterans from each conflict, where they served, branch of service, hometown and more.

https://www.nd.gov/veterans/

March 29th, 1975 was the day the last American Soldier left Vietnam.

Vietnam Veterans Day Honors and recognizes those who served in the War.

Those American who served our country in Vietnam did so with courage, honor and valor. More than 58,000 individuals, men and women, made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam and thousands other were wounded in combat.

The total casualty count for North Dakota’s Vietnam War heroes is 198.

There are Americans still missing and unaccounted for from the Vietnam conflict. Their families, friends and fellow veterans still endure uncertainty concerning those who were lost.

Please honor and thank all Vietnam veterans for all they have given in service to this country, and to remember the heroes from our great state who served and those who did not come back home.

Those names are listed on the Vietnam Veteran Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., and those who are or were missing in action or prisoners of war. March 29, 1975 was the day the last American Soldier left Vietnam. North Dakota’ Governor Proclaims March 29 of each year as “Vietnam Veterans Day” in recognition of those brave North Dakotan’s who served in the Vietnam War.

WHEREAS, thousands of brave Americans served our country in this conflict with courage, honor and valor; and

WHEREAS, more than 58,000 individuals made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam and thousands more were wounded in combat; and

WHEREAS, many Americans are still missing and unaccounted for from the Vietnam conflict, and their families, friends and fellow veterans still endure uncertainty concerning their fate; and

WHEREAS, North Dakota citizens are encouraged to honor and thank our Vietnam veterans for all they have given in service to this country, and to remember the heroes from this great state whose names are listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., and those who are or were missing in action or prisoners of war.

March 29, 1975 was the day the last American Soldier left Vietnam. North Dakota’ Governor Proclaims March 29 of each year as “Vietnam Veterans Day” in recognition of those brave North Dakotan’s who served in the Vietnam War.

WHEREAS, thousands of brave Americans served our country in this conflict with courage, honor and valor; and

WHEREAS, more than 58,000 individuals made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam and thousands more were wounded in combat; and

WHEREAS, many Americans are still missing and unaccounted for from the Vietnam conflict, and their families, friends and fellow veterans still endure uncertainty concerning their fate; and

WHEREAS, North Dakota citizens are encouraged to honor and thank our Vietnam veterans for all they have given in service to this country, and to remember the heroes from this great state whose names are listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., and those who are or were missing in action or prisoners of war.

NOW, THEREFORE, as Governor of the State of North Dakota, I do hereby proclaim March 29 “VIETNAM VETERANS DAY” in the state of North Dakota.

Also noted: 198 North Dakotan’ made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam their information is on our website at https://www.nd.gov/veterans/heroes/conflicts/vietnam…

MIA: North Dakota had 15 of its sons which were listed as Missing in Action (MIA) of which 6 were recovered and 9 remain MIA. https://www.nd.gov/veterans/heroes/mia…

Effective Immediately -Temporary Hours

At this time, due to COVID-19

The Traill County Courthouse will be closed to the public, but will take calls/ emails Monday-Friday during regular business hours.

Mesothelioma and Veterans

My name is Samantha and I’m a member of the Public Outreach Department for The Mesothelioma Center.

Countless veterans are currently suffering from life-threatening illnesses that are a result of exposure to asbestos, a material that was commonly used in hundreds of military applications, products, and ships because of its resistance to fire. Veterans who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma even qualify for special benefits from the U.S Department of Veteran Affairs.

We recently published a Veteran’s Guide, feel free to take a look:

www.asbestos.com/veterans/

I believe this guide would be a valuable resource to share with your veteran readers. Would you consider adding it on your page to help spread awareness?

Thank you for your time,
Samantha

 

 

Samantha Litten: (855)-972-3498
Public Outreach Coordinator
The Mesothelioma Center
slitten@asbestos.com

Living With Loss

The Fargo VA Health Care System has a Living with Loss: Bereavement Support Group. Veterans, friends and family members, can attend. There is no cost to attend.

The Support Group is held every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 5:30PM to 7PM in Room 1C-86. This meeting room is easy to find at the Fargo VA. The address to the VA is, 2101 Elm Street North, Fargo, North Dakota. Use the Front Entrance on the North Side of the VA. The room is to the right once inside. Generally, there is a greeter at the front entrance to assist visitors and attendees find where they are going at the VA. Some of the Topics of Discussion will include: Defining grief, and sharing common reactions to loss, Looking at coping methods, and Honoring memories.  The Group is intended for anyone who is dealing with the death of a loved one. This is an opportunity for Veterans and their friends and family members to connect with, share and support one another as they process loss.

For More information, Contact Ann Adams-Hove: Advanced Care Planning Coordinator at 701-239-3700 extension 9-4166