The mission of the Livingston County Veteran Service officer is to provide entitlement information and advocacy assistance to military personnel, veterans, and their dependents in matters relating to veterans' law.
The county Veteran Service officer is recognized, under federal law, by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide legal representation for individuals in matters relating to VA law. That asserted representation establishes a "client-attorney relationship" with the same implied obligations as any attorney.
By virtue of accreditation, our County Veterans Service officer has access to a nationwide network of accredited representatives who are able to provide expanded assistance, even before the Board of Veterans' Appeals in Washington, D.C.
The county Veteran Service officer is committed to providing the highest level of service within the limits of available resources. To maintain that commitment, expertise must be enhanced through continuous training and retraining. Skilled counseling and claims development is fully realized only by that commitment to the continuing education of service officers. Personal integrity and perseverance are hallmarks of successful service officers.