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"Veterans Corner"






Scott Holwell, retired Navy Master Chief Petty Officer, is the Veterans Service Officer for Kings County, and writes a bi-monthly article for the local paper. Here is an archive of past articles:




2017 Mar  Combat Related Special Compensation
2017 Feb  Fertility Counseling and Treatment
2017 Jan  Burial Benefits Update
2017 Jan  BDD / Quick Claim  
2016 Dec  Prescription Drug Price Reduction
2016 Nov  VA SSA Partnership
2016 Oct  VA Emergency Care
2016 Oct  Veteran Driver's License
2016 Sep  Vietnam Presumptive  
2016 Sep  Veteran Homelessness 
2016 Aug  Suicide Prevention
2016 Aug  Traumatic Brain Injury
2016 Jul   Dental Insurance
2016 Jun  Hearing Aids and Glasses
2016 May  Asbestos Exposure
2016 May  Replacement Records
2016 Apr  Three VA's in One
2016 Apr  College Fee Waiver Program
2016 Mar  Disability Benefits Questionnaire 
2016 Mar  Hire a Hero, Hire a Vet Job and Resource Fair 
2016 Feb  Gulf War Unexplained Illness
2016 Feb  Review of Discharge
2016 Jan  Voc Rehab
2016 Jan  Family Caregiver Program 
2015 Dec  Burn Pit Registry
2015 Dec  Military Funeral Honors
2015 Nov  Medical Care vs. Claim
2015 Oct  VA Emergency Care
2015 Sep  Sharing Electronic Medical Records
2015 Sep  Veterans Driver's License
2015 Aug  Retiree Appreciation Day
2015 Jul   VA Work Study
2015 Jun  Disability Rating
2015 May Disability Compensation for Conditions Related to MST
2015 Apr  Fiduciary Programt
2015 Mar  Dependent Parent Benefits
2015 Jan  VA Long-term Care
2015 Jan  New and Material Evidence
2014 Dec  Special Monthly Compensation
2014 Nov  Veterans Outreach
2014 Nov  Veterans Day Events 
2014 Oct  Military and Veterans Coalition Meeting
2014 Sep Retired Military Appreciation Day at NAS Lemoore
2014 Aug  Presidential Memorial Certificate
2014 Jul   VA Health & Resource Fair (Corcoran)
2014 Jul   Family Caregiver Support
2014 Jun  Gulf War Unexplained Illnesses
2014 Jun  Compensation Benefits for Dependents
2014 May Creating a Survivor's File
2014 May  Aid and Attendance


Department Of Defense Military Funeral Honors Program
Federal Parks Pass
Kings County Veterans Services Office
Replacement of Military Service Records & Medals
VA Burial Medallions
VA Care Givers Support Program
VA Care Givers Support Pamphlet
VA Disability Ratings Issues
VA Family Caregiver Program
VA Healthcare Program
VA Healthcare Update
VA Hearing Aids Program
VA Individual Unemployability Program
VA Medical Care vs. VA Compensation Claims
VA Pension Benefits
VA Retroactive Injury Benefits
VA Secondary Service Connection
VA Surviving Spouse Benefits Website
VA Surviving Spouse or Children Death Benefits
Veterans Identification Cards
Vietnam Service “Presumptive” Disability Benefits


You may send your questions to: Veterans Service Office, 1400 W. Lacey Blvd, Hanford, CA 93230; call 852-2669; or e-mail



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