The Twin Falls County Veterans Service Office assists veterans and their dependents with applications for compensation, pensions, hospitalization and other benefits through an intake process that includes information and referral services.

The Twin Falls County Veterans Service Office works with the Department of Veterans Affairs and other nationally chartered veterans service organizations to ensure that veterans, their dependents and survivors receive their richly deserved entitlements.

Services offered by the Veterans Service Office include the following:

    • Orders original Military Discharges (DD214) or Separation Records from the Military Government

    • Completes forms for benefits that may be payable through the Department of Veterans Affairs

    • Completes forms and notifies the appropriate branch of service of the death of a retiree

    • Informs survivors of procedures regarding military benefits

    • Obtains supporting documents for claims by veterans, their spouses and dependents

    • Informs veterans, dependents, and survivors of their eligibility for benefits payable through the Department of Veterans Affairs

    • Schedule transportation on the DAV Van to Boise Veteran Administration Hospital on a daily basis

Veterans can now call to schedule an appointment for eye care directly by calling (208) 422-1072 Monday -Friday 8 am. to 4 pm.

The Eye Clinic is located in BLDG. 6 on the main campus on the Boise VA Hospital.

FROM WASHINGTON – Veterans receiving care at Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Medical Centers will now be able to schedule routine ear and eye appointments at local VA Audiology and Optometry clinics without a primary care referral – a move that eliminates multiple steps and gets Veterans into appointments quicker. The Audiology and Optometry Direct Scheduling Initiative is expected to be fully operational within all VA Medical Centers by the end of 2016.

NO-COST FLU SHOTS FOR VA PATIENTS

If you’re enrolled in the VA Health Care System, getting
your flu shot at Walgreens or Duane Reade is easy:

        • Step 1 Just fill out the flu vaccination form below
        • Step 2 Bring the completed form, your VA ID card and a photo ID
          to your neighborhood Walgreens or Duane Reade location
        • Step 3 Walgreens or Duane Reade will automatically update
          your VA Electronic Health Record in the VA Health Care System
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JEROME, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — Lt. Col. Dennis Stitt, of the Idaho National Guard, presented more than 20 medals and honors to World War II veteran Henry Cone Tuesday night in Jerome.

Cone, who joined U.S. Army in December 1942, served in a number of campaigns and battles, including the Paris liberation,  served under General PATTON in Battle of the Bulge and the Epinal France fifth evacuation Battalion.

At the ceremony, Cone received the Bronze Star, an East African European Ribbon with four bronze stars of service, French Croix De Guerre Medal among many others, including some rare medals.
Cone’s family joined him for the presentation at the Snake River Elks lodge.

An application for the French Legion of Honor award has also been submitted to the French Government.

A ceremony was hosted by the Little Wood River Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3001 with presentations by Encompass Home Health and Hospice, a representative from Sen. Mike Crapo’s office and The Twin Falls VFW Post 2136.

Here is a list of medals, ribbons and badges presented to Cone:
Bronze Star Medal
Army Good Conduct Medal
American Defense Medal
American Campaign Medal
Europe-Africa-Middle East Medal

4 – Bronze Star Device
World War II Victory Medal
Army Occupation full size medal
Combat Infantry Badge
79th Sustainment Support Command Old 79th Division
Army Sgt. Chevrons Stripes Blue Bold pair
French Croix de Guerre Medal
French Croix de Guerre Ribbon
Bronze Star Ribbon
Army Good Conduct Ribbon
American Defense Ribbon
American Campaign Ribbon
Europe-Africa-Middle East Ribbon
World War II Victory Ribbon
WWII Occupation Army Ribbon
Germany Bar
Enlisted Infantry with US insignia
US Army Infantry Disk

If you want assistance or need help in obtaining benefits, Contact me here at your local Twin Falls County Veterans Service Office and I will do my best to answer your questions or guide you in the right direction for any Veterans services you may need.

Evidence Requirements before filing a COMPENSATION CLAIM

You must submit all relevant evidence in your possession and/or provide information sufficient to enable VA to obtain all relevant evidence not in your possession. This includes the following as part of your application:

      • Discharge or separation papers (DD214 or equivalent)
      • Service Treatment Records if they are in your possession (see the Veterans Records Destroyed in 1973 Fire if you suspect your records may have been involved in the 1973 NPRC fire)
      • Medical evidence (doctor & hospital reports)

Text Compensation 101 on a blue camouflage background.

 

Compensation 101

Disability Compensation is a tax-free monetary benefit paid to Veterans with disabilities that are the result of a disease or injury incurred or aggravated during active military service.

Twin Falls County Veterans Service Office
260 4TH Avenue N, Twin Falls ID 83301
WORK: (208) 733-7610 EXT. 2415
FAX: (208) 733-9082
EMAIL: calvin.armstead@co.twin-falls.id.us

Hours of Operation:
Open Monday through Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Fridays 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. noon.
Availability and daily schedule are subject to
out of office visits and presentations.

EMAIL: click here to email Calvin for Veteran questions

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