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Veteran Services

The Hutchinson County Veterans Service Office (VSO) assists veterans, and their dependents and survivors in applying for veterans' benefits including benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs and the State of South Dakota.  Referrals are also made to other agencies that may have potential benefits for veterans.

Please call the office to make an appointment by calling 605-387-4204. Special appointments or arrangements can be made for anyone handicap or dependents that are unable to travel or come to the veterans office, or stop in the office during the hours of 8am-4:30pm Monday through Thursday. 

Areas of primary activity are VA health care, education, disability claims, death benefits, survivor's benefits, home loan certificates, and obtaining military records and discharges.

The County VSO is an excellent source for information on all matters relating to veterans' benefits.  The staff has the training and experience to serve veterans' needs.  The County Veterans Service Office:

  • offers complete claims service and explanation of VA procedures.
  • provides follow-up service once a decision has been made.
  • provides information regarding eligibility at VA medical facilities.
  • assists eligible South Dakota veterans in applying for the South Dakota State Bonus Program.

Veterans are encouraged to register their discharge information (DD Form 214, Report of Separation) with the Hutchinson County Register of Deeds Office.