County Benefits

County Veterans' Aid Fund (CVA)

The CVA fund is a temporary emergency fund to assist veterans, their spouses, and dependents when there is an unforeseen emergency and there are no other resources available. A veteran is any person who served on active duty, received an Honorable Discharge, and served during a recognized period of conflict. Applicants may request assistance with:

  • Clothing
  • Dental
  • Food
  • Funeral
  • Medical
  • Shelter
  • Surgical items

The applicant must apply through the County Service Officer in the county of the applicant's residence and meet the requirements of the County Veterans' Services Committee. Applicants are required to meet residency requirements and must show a financial need.

Flag Holders

Flag holders are available to the family of any deceased Veteran, buried in Lancaster County, who served during "war time" and received an Honorable Discharge. One marker is provided to the family at no cost. There are markers available for all war eras. Contact the County Service Officer for additional information on how to obtain one, or stop by the office during normal business hours at:
605 S 10th Street
Room 373
Lincoln, NE 68508

Application Assistance

Our office assists in the application process for all State Veterans' Benefits, to include:

  • Discharges
  • Grave Registrations
  • Nebraska Veterans' Aid Fund (NVA)
  • Veterans Homes
  • Waiver of Tuition

And all Federal Veterans' Benefits, to include:

  • Alcohol and Drug Dependence Treatment
  • Board Of Veterans' Appeals
  • Burial Benefits
  • Correction of Military Records
  • Death Gratuity
  • Death Pension
  • Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC)
  • Dependents' Education
  • Disability Compensation
  • Disabled Veterans Outreach Program
  • Education and Training
  • Finding/Replacing Military Records
  • Home Improvements
  • Home Loan Guaranties
  • Hospital and Outpatient Care
  • Job Finding Assistance
  • Job Training Assistance
  • Life Insurance
  • Medical Care for Dependents
  • Medical Care for Survivors
  • Nursing Home Care
  • Pension
  • Services for Blind Veterans
  • Small Business Administration
  • U.S. Court of Veterans' Appeals
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Work Study