Hood River County Veterans’ Service Office (HRCVSO) is managed by the County Veteran Service Officer (CVSO) Monday through Thursday. Veterans are encouraged to make an appointment to come into the office to register your DD214 (Discharge papers) and get familiar with services they may be eligible for.
Hood River County Veterans’ Service Office (HRCVSO) provides a wide variety of programs and services to Veterans’, as well as widows and dependents of Veterans’. The HRCVSO is here to help Veterans navigate the Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA), the Oregon Department of Veteran Affairs (ODVA) and other available Veteran services. The office can help veterans with filing a claim, gathering the information necessary to support their claim, and tracking it through the DVA system. If necessary, the office will also help with filing appeals for denied claims.
The HRCVSO is managed by the County’s Veteran’s Service Officer (CVSO) who assists veterans and their families in acquiring U.S. Veterans services. The CVSO predominately works with veterans to submit claims for: medical, housing loans, education, disability compensation, war widow pensions, and widows’ compensation. Secondary tasks include attending Veterans’ events on Holidays, providing presentations to local veterans groups and care providers, and ongoing training.
The office is open Monday through Thursday.
Mondays: 10am – 3pm for walk-ins
Tuesday & Wednesday: 9am – 3pm for scheduled appointments
Thursday: 9am – 3pm not open for scheduled appointments; outreach & administrative tasks
To make an appointment please call 541.386.1080, we try to have a volunteer or work-study assistant here to answer the phone. In the event we are not in the office or are serving other veterans please leave a message with your name and phone number, someone will get back to you during work hours.
When you come in for your appointment it is very important that you bring your discharge papers and any correspondence with the VA you may have with you when you come to the office.
OTHER CONTACT INFORMATION:
VA Van to Portland VA 503.721.7804 x 57804
VA Enrollment 503.220.8262 x 5069
Veterans‘ Crisis Line 1.800.273.8255
The Dalles VA Clinic 541.296.3937
VA Regional Office 1.800.827.1000
OR Dept of Veterans Service Office Locator Website
CVSO: Eric Akin, a US Army veteran. Deployed to Afghanistan in Operation Enduring Freedom XI - XII. He was a gunner on M119 Howitzers and 60MM mortars. Eric was stationed at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson with 2/377 Parachut Field Artillery Regiment. Eric grew up in the Upper Hood River Valley and is a fifth generation Orchardist.
VOLUNTEER & WORKSTUDY STAFF: Our office is occasionally staffed by volunteers and workstudies (Veterans currently attending college courses who have applied for the ‘workstudy’ program) we are always looking for people who are interested in helping our office service veterans to the best of our ability.
Volunteering at the HRCVSO is rewarding and much appreciated. Currently the HRCVSO office needs several additional volunteers to help make copies, answer phones, and chat with Veterans in the office. If you are interested in donating your time to help better serve the Veterans of Hood River County, please contact our office.