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NDVA State Service Office Virtual Claims Clinic Results in over $575,000 Paid to Nebraska Veterans

(December 14, 2021) — The Nebraska Department of Veterans’ Affairs (NDVA) State Service Office hosted a three-day virtual claims clinic December 1-3, 2021, to assist veterans and veteran spouses with claims submitted to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Over the course of the clinic, 76 claims were reviewed, 43 of which received rating decisions, resulting in $577,388.49 in retroactive benefits paid.

“Our State Service Office is here to serve veterans and their families, whether it’s to file a claim with the VA, appeal a decision, or even just talk about what benefits may be available,” said NDVA Director John Hilgert. “I’m proud of our team and the work they do, and the results of this claims clinic highlight their level of expertise and our partnership with the VA.”

The NDVA State Service Office’s virtual claims clinics allow accredited veteran service officers to work directly with the VA to expedite the decision-making process on already submitted claims. Another clinic is planned for late February 2022. 

To get in touch with a state service officer, visit or call 402-420-4021.



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