Veterans Services

Office Hours

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Phone

308-995-4166

Address

715 5th Ave
Holdrege, NE 68949

Links

Nebraska Department of Veterans' Affairs

Art Johnsen

Veterans Services Officer

United States Seals

National Guard

We invite you to browse the Phelps County Veteran's Service online home. Here you will find links to the various services that our office provides for area veterans and their families.

The Veteran's Service Office is a county agency that assists veterans with Federal, State, and County Benefits once he/she has been discharged from active-duty military service. The function of the office is to complete the application process for veterans and their dependents in obtaining the benefits that they might be entitled to receive. The office is under the direction of the Veteran's Service Officer who is appointed by the County Veteran's Service Committee.

By Nebraska state statute, the appointment of the Service Officer is confirmed by the County Board of Supervisors or Board of Commissioners. Responsibilities of the Service Officer include advising and counseling veterans and their families in matters relating to benefits that he/she may be entitled to, being knowledgeable about applicable current laws and codes, and interpreting current laws and codes pertaining to veteran's benefits as necessary. Other office personnel include the Administrative Assistant and Veteran's Aids who provide support to the office by administering clerical duties and advisement to eligible applicants.