Morrill County Veteran's Service Officer
600 Main Street
P.O. Box 536
Bridgeport, NE 69336
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Phone: 308-262-0787 (please call and make an appointment or leave a message)
The Morrill County Veterans Service Office offers the following benefits for those veterans who are eligible:
County Veterans Aid
A Bronze Grave Flag Holder
Registration of DD214's
Benefits Counseling and Advocacy
Assistance with the application for State and Federal VA benefits.
County Veterans' Aid Fund:
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. Eligible Veterans are persons who served on active duty, received an Honorable Discharge, and served during one of the defined "wartime eras" and who have resided in Nebraska for at least one year, and Morrill County for at least six months. Applicants may request assistance with food, shelter, clothing, funeral, medical, dental, and surgical items. The applicant must apply through the County Service Office in Morrill County. This is an "aid" program, so the veteran must demonstrate an "inability" to meet the obligation to pay these bills, via an application.
State of Nebraska statute requires the County Veterans Service Office to provide a flag holder reflecting the Veterans wartime era. The Morrill County Veteran's Service Office also complete annual inventories of these flag holders to insure they remain on the correct grave. We also replace damaged markers.
Registration of DD214's:
Morrill County records a "certified copy" of the original copy of a Veteran's military separation document (DD-214). Once recorded, the Veteran may call us from any where in the world and we will provide them with a "certified copy" when needed.
Annually, the Morrill County Veteran's Service Office obtains a letter from the VA Regional Office that establishes who our eligible Veterans (or widows) are for a tax exemption on their personal residence. These letters are provided to the County Assessor.
Upon notification of the burial of a Veteran in Morrill County, we complete a "grave registration card". We maintain a copy here in Morrill County and the original is sent to the State of Nebraska Department of Veteran's Affairs in Lincoln. We also order a "Presidential Memorial Certificate" for the family of all deceased Morrill County Veterans.