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Commissioner's Message

Welcome!

We are extremely proud of the Georgians who have honorably served our country over the centuries. It is now our honor to serve you.

The Georgia Department of Veterans Service is an agency of state government created for the purpose of advising, counseling, and assisting Georgia’s veterans and their families in receiving their rightful benefits under the vast and complex framework of veterans’ laws.

No veterans’ benefits are granted automatically – you must apply for them! We exist to help you do exactly that.

Upon discharge from active military service, you may have been counseled and perhaps you received information pertaining to some of the benefits to which you may be entitled under the law.  Our job is to explain in detail these benefits and, if entitled, assist you free of charge in obtaining them.

Providing quality and effective service to Georgia veterans and their dependents is and always will be our number one mission. In doing so, we pledge to stay current and adjust quickly and carefully to new laws, be diligent in their application, and continually improve our efficiency in service to veterans and their families.

Only by doing so, can we echo the words of one of our famous wartime presidents, Abraham Lincoln, who over a century ago, called upon the Nation “to care for him who have borne the battle and for his widow and orphan ...”

Thank you for your personal sacrifice in military service to our country. We look forward to serving you.