Welcome to the Northampton County Veterans Service Office. Our mission is to serve as the advocate for Northampton County veterans and their dependents by assisting them in their application for benefits from the Veterans Administration. We actively provide assistance by counseling, filling out necessary forms and papers, obtaining documents and affidavits, serving as their representative in dealings with the Veterans Administration, community outreach and forwarding applications and correspondence to the North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs for review and presentation before the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. 


Veterans Services Office                                                                  Normal Office Hours      

Chief Robert Lee Kruger CA, USCG, Ret.                                            M-Th  830am-5pm               
Office: (252) 705-1452                                                                                       
Fax: 252-534-4483                                                                                                                      
PO Box 74                                                                                            Appointments
Jackson, NC 27845                                                                             Please Contact Office Line  
                                                                                                             
to make appointment or  
For urgent matters contact: 912-674-4066                                 
email robert.kruger@nhcnc.net
If you have a mental health emergency dial 911   
                                                                                                           
Walk-ins are served first come first
                                                                                                           served based on availability 
                                                                                                           around existing appointments



MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT
For Veteran Suicide Prevention Support  Contact 1-800-273-8255 or CHAT, https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/help-yourself/veterans/ 
Get help for PTSD If you need help right away:​ call 1-800-273-8255, press "1" if you are a veteran, chat online with a counselor, call 911 or visit a local emergency room, https://www.ptsd.va.gov/ 
For Sexual Assault Crisis Support Contact the Safe Helpline, its confidential, live 1-on-1 help and staff if available 24/7, worldwide.  Help is just a Click, Call or Text away!  Click: www.Safehelpline.org, Call: 1-877-995-5247, or text 55-247 (inside the U.S.) 202-470-5546 (outside the U.S.) 

 

HELPFUL INFORMATION
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 DSL makes it easy for you to access your information
contained across DoD and VA partner websites. By signing up for a free account, you can view your financial and benefits information; Personally Identifiable Information (PII); Personal Health Information (PHI); claim statuses and records. This service is free!
To sign up on line for DS Log on: https://www.va.gov/?next=/profile/

You can also sign up via phone:
1-800-827-1000

DS Log on FAQ's
DD214 Did you know that it is highly recommended that your register your DD214 or Report of Seperation from Active Duty to the Register of Deeds?

This will ensure if you or a family member can obtain it in a timely manner versus having to go through the National Archive. 
In many cases you are required to have a DD214 to claim benefits post-retirement or separation. The GI Bill and VA home loan products are two examples—you cannot be approved for a VA home loan or the GI Bill without showing proof of service, which is the DD214 in the case of separated or retired service members. 

If you're DD214 gets lost, stolen, or if your spouse passes and you do not have a DD214 or Report of Seperation From Active Duty you may be delayed in receiving entitlements. 





WELCOME!
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Chief Petty Officer Robert Lee Kruger, USCG, Ret. assumed the duties as Veteran Services Officer in June 2021. His primary responsibility is the preparation, presentation, and prosecution of claims under laws administered by the Department of Veteran Affairs and community outreach.
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