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Nebraska Department of Veterans' Affairs

Mission & Principles

The mission of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs is to provide assistance to Nebraska veterans and their dependents in acquiring county, state, and federal benefits to which they are entitled by virtue of their service to this country.

  1. Administer state benefit programs for qualified Nebraska veterans and eligible dependents.
  2. Prepare and present cases on the state and federal benefits for qualified Nebraska veterans and their dependents before the United State Department of Veterans Affairs.
  3. Serve as the state government chief advocate for the veterans’ position on all issues, legislative or otherwise, that impact their benefits, their status or their social well-being.
  4. A State Veteran’s Cemetery System has been created in statutes with the objective of operating and maintaining veteran cemeteries in Nebraska.