Veterans Affairs

Blount County Courthouse

305 Court Street

Maryville, TN 37804-5906

Phone (865) 273-5760

Fax (865) 273-5764

 

Charles D. Staley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Service Officer

Purpose of Veterans Affairs Office

Committee Members

Assistance with Forms

 


Purpose of Veterans Affairs Office

The purpose of the Veterans Affairs Office is to explain to the veteran their rights to their eligibility under the G. I. Bill of Rights. The office assists veterans and their dependents in securing evidence and preparing necessary forms for approval of the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office. The Service Officer and staff coordinate military funerals, make funeral home visits, home and hospital visits, business and school visits and nursing home visits to assist veterans and their families on all VA matters. They work with the Federal and State Service Officers, Service Organizations and Community Service Clubs in Veterans matters. A quarterly report is forwarded to the Blount County Commission for all transactions performed in the office.

The office assists veterans and dependents of veterans who are in need of assistance such as counseling and advice, funds, medical treatment, loaning of available medical equipment, educational benefits, burial benefits, assistance in filing necessary forms all in compliance with congressional federal law regulating VA. Many of our clientele are fully dependent on VA for their survival especially for funds on which to live. There are many problems with keeping a smooth dispensation of these funds, therefore the Veteran’s Office acts as mediator.

 Currently there are 11,493 veterans in Blount County with at least half of these and their dependents being served by the local Veterans Affairs office.  VA expenditures for benefits in Blount County during 2003/2004 was $18,542,000.00 as reported by the Tennessee Commissioner of Veterans Affairs offices in Nashville (derived from the figures supplied from the US Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office, a federal department).  The local Veterans Affairs office is largely responsible for these benefits.  Many retired military are served as well, separate from the VA.

Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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Veterans Affairs Committee Members

Boling, Walt

4305 Lorena Lane

Maryville, 37801

Cardin, Dennis

620 Nelson Lane

Friendsville, 37737

Fussell, Jesse

814 Lamar Street

Maryville, 37804

Lowe, Roger D

244 Waters Road

Maryville, 37804

McCulley, Joe

3422 Peppermint Hills

Maryville, 37804

Kyker, James M.

7102 Garland Road

Maryville, 37801

Staley, Charles D.

305 Court Street

Maryville, 37804

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Assistance with Forms

    Below are some of the most used forms for veterans or dependents benefits available at the local county Veterans Affairs office at the Blount County Courthouse.  Phone calls are welcomed, however most of these forms require the assistance of the employees of this office and is best served by personal interview visits of those seeking assistance.

SF 180 to locate military personnel records replacement of medals
VA form 21-4142 medical records release of information
VA form 21-526 veterans claim for pension or compensation
VA form 21-534 widows or dependents claim for pension or compensation
VA form 26-1880 certificate of eligibility VA home loan
VA form 29-336 change of beneficiary VA insurance
VA form 29-4125 claim for VA death insurance benefits
VA form 21-530 claim for burial benefits
VA form 60-2008 burial flag application
VA form 40-1330 VA marker application
VA form 10-10 application for medical treatment
VA form 21-2680 application for Aid and Attendance medical
VA form 21-0516-1 EVR annual income verification for pension
VA form 21-8416 claim for medical reimbursement (pension law)

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