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Wilson County Veterans Service Office
Wilson County Veterans Museum
304 E. Main St.
Lebanon, TN 37087
p. (615) 444-2460
f. (615) 449-7597

 

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Wilson County Veterans Service Office

ZaBrina D. Seay, Director

 Directors Picture ZaBrina

 

 

 County Service Officer

Lindsey Roberts

Deputy Directors Picture Lindsey

 

THE WILLINGNESS WITH WHICH OUR YOUNG PEOPLE ARE LIKELY TO SERVE IN ANY WAR, NO MATTER HOW JUSTIFIED, SHALL BE DIRECTLY PROPORTIONAL TO HOW THEY PERCEIVE THE VETERAN’S OF EARLIER WARS WERE TREATED AND APPRECIATED BY THEIR NATION.

….GEORGE WASHINGTON

Veteran's Resources

US Department of Veterans


Vietnam Veterans of America
President, Mike Myer
(615) 289-5572
1st Monday at 6 pm
Veteran's Building, Ward Ag Center/Fiddler's Grove
Lebanon, TN 370087

VFW Post 5015
Commander, Bill Moss
(615) 946-3204
3rd Thursday at 6 pm
Veteran's Building, Ward Ag Center/Fiddler's Grove
Lebanon, TN 37087

Tyler Cates American Legion, Post 281
Commander, Maxie (Max) C. Wix
(615) 443-4138
maxwixpost281mj@gmail.com   
2nd Tuesday @ 7 pm
Rutland Sr. Living Center
435 N.W. Rutland Rd.
Mt. Juliet, TN 37122


 American Legion, Post 15 
Commander, Haywood P. Norman IV (Pete)

2nd Monday at 6 pm
Veteran's Building, Ward Ag Center/Fiddler's Grove
Lebanon, TN 370087
615-804-4404
americanlegionlebanontn@yahoo.com

Tennessee Valley Healthcare System
Alvin C. York Campus (Murfreesboro) and Nashville Campus

Eligibility

 Eligibility

 

Eligibility for most VA benefits is based on discharge from Active military service under other than dishonorable conditions for a minimum period specified by law. Active service generally means full-time service as a member of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard or as a commissioned officer of the Public Health Service, the Environmental Services Administration or the National Oceanic ad Atmospheric Administration.

 


Am I eligible for VA disability compensation?


You may be able to get VA disability benefits or compensation if you have a current illness or injury (known as a condition) that affects your body or mind and you meet at least one of the requirements listed below.

Both of these must be true. You:

  • Served on active duty, active duty for training, or inactive duty training, and
  • Have a disability rating for your service-connected condition

And at least one of these must be true. You:

  • Got sick or injured while serving in the military—and can link this condition to your illness or injury (called an inservice disability claim), or
  • Had an illness or injury before you joined the military—and serving made it worse (called a preservice disability claim), or
  • Have a disability related to your active-duty service that didn’t appear until after you ended your service (called a postservice disability claim)

Presumed disabilities

Who’s covered?

  • Veterans
  • Qualified dependents

What should I do if I received an other than honorable, bad conduct, or dishonorable discharge?

If you’ve received one of these discharge statuses, you may not be eligible for VA disability benefits.

There are 2 ways you can try to qualify:

Find out how to apply for a discharge upgrade
Learn about the VA Character of Discharge review process

Eligible Wartime Service

 

Wartime Service

 

Certain VA Benefits and medical care require wartime service.  As specified by law, VA recognizes the following wartime periods:

  • World War I: April 6, 1916 - November 11, 1918; for veterans who served in Russia: April 6, 1917-April1, 1920, extended through July 1, 1921, for veterans who had at least one day of service between April 6, 1917 and November 11, 1918
  • World War II: December 7, 1941-December 31, 1946
  • Korean War: June 27, 1950 - January 31, 1955
  • Vietnam Era: August 5, 1964-May 7, 1975 (For those in-country February 28, 1961-May 7, 1975)
  • Persian Gulf: August 2, 1990 - date to be set by Congress and Presidential proclamation or concurrent resolution

IT IS THE POLICY OF WILSON COUNTY TO ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH TITLE VI OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964; 49 CFR, PART 21; RELATED STATUTES AND REGULATIONS TO THE END THAT NO PERSON SHALL BE EXCLUDED FROM PARTICIPATION IN OR BE DENIED THE BENEFITS OF, OR BE SUBJECTED TO DISCRIMINATION UNDER ANY PROGRAM OR ACTIVITY RECEIVING FEDERAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FROM THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ON THE GROUNDS OF RACE, COLOR, SEX, AGE, DISABILITY OR NATIONAL ORIGIN.