CABARRUS COUNTY VETERANS SERVICE OFFICE
The Cabarrus County Veterans Service Office is a
valuable resource for local veterans and their families.
The four-member Veterans Service team is comprised
of accredited Veterans Service Officers who assist
with the navigation of U.S. Department of Veterans
Affairs programs. They provide help with securing
benefits, including compensation, veterans pension,
survivors pension, appeals, veteran health care, survivor benefits, education and home loan guaranty.
Veterans Service has been with the County for decades,
yet many veterans are surprised to learn there is a
local and free resource.
“One of our biggest challenges is raising awareness of
our services,” said Tim Tereska, Director of Cabarrus
Veterans Service Office and Air Force veteran. “Vets
tell us stories of spending months or years searching for answers on their own, not realizing our office
can help. A lot of our clients are referred to us from
veterans we’ve helped in the past. We are accessible
and our staff is one of the best you’ll find. We can help
find answers to difficult questions and circumstances.”
In the last year, Cabarrus County Veterans Service
Office helped process close to 700 claims that
brought in almost $5 million to local veterans and
their families. The number of people they serve each
year continues to climb, but they are a small percentage of those who qualify for the services.
“We’re not just about the paperwork; we’re about serving an important role in the community,” Tereska said.
Each year, the office hosts events that bring veterans
together, including a Veterans Day program at the
Boys and Girls Club and their signature event—
a free veterans breakfast each December.
“We want our local veterans to feel valued,” Tereska
said. “So stop by, say hello, and learn about what we
can do for you.” n
To learn more, call 704-920-2869 or
Visit the office at the Cabarrus County
Government Center (65 Church Street,
Concord), Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Appointments are highly recommended.
Honoring Our Veterans
All listed appreciation events are free to veterans.
Monthly Veterans Breakfast
Third Tuesday, 9 a.m.
Cabarrus County Senior Center, Mt. Pleasant
8615 Park Drive, Mt. Pleasant
On October 15, the Cabarrus Veterans Coalition
dedicated a monument etched with the names of
29 Cabarrus County Vietnam veterans who gave
their lives during the war. Watch the ceremony on
Cabarrus County TV, TimeWarner Cable Channel 22,
JOURNEYS Fall/Winter 2016
Annual Christmas Breakfast
Thursday, December 15, 9 – 11 a.m.
Cabarrus County Government Center,
65 Church Street SE, Concord