Beneficiary Resources

Resources for Veterans

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  • The mission of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs is to provide assistance to Nebraska veterans and their dependents in acquiring county, state, and federal benefits to which they are entitled by virtue of their service to this country.

    Administer state benefit programs for qualified Nebraska veterans and eligible dependents.
    Prepare and present cases on the state and federal benefits for qualified Nebraska veterans and their dependents before the United State Department of Veterans Affairs.
    Serve as the state government chief advocate for the veterans’ position on all issues, legislative or otherwise, that impact their benefits, their status or their social well-being.
    A State Veteran’s Cemetery System has been created in statutes with the objective of operating and maintaining veteran cemeteries in Nebraska.

  • NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

  • Since September 11, 2001, almost three million Americans enlisted to serve our country; by 2016, it is estimated over two million will have left the military and returned to civilian life. Many returning military members and veterans battle physical or psychological injuries because of prolonged periods of combat-related stress or traumatic events.

  • Paralyzed Veterans of America is dedicated to helping wounded veterans and their families rebuild their lives – from assisting with veterans benefits, providing job training and organizing adaptive sports programs, to funding medical research, offering caregiver support and much more.

  • On this site veterans and their families will find information on their rights, benefits, Nebraska's veterans homes, county offices, and links to other federal and state sources of information.

  • While many college students are away from home for the first time, 18 and fresh out of high school, Veteran students bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the classroom. Sometimes, however, their knowledge and experiences create challenges of their own. That’s when college outreach social workers Barb Shupe and David Rutherford step in as a part of the VITAL program – Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership.

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