Functions

  • Operate 10 statewide service offices: Belgrade, Billings, Butte, Great Falls, Havre, Helena, Kalispell, Lewistown, Miles City, and Missoula.
  • Prepare and file benefit claims for veterans and their families.
  • Represent veterans and their families in the claims and appeals process of the Federal Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • Provide regularly scheduled veterans outreach services throughout the state.
  • Advise veterans and their families on veterans benefits, and assist in obtaining legal and medical documentation to support claims.
  • Obtain military service records and awards.
  • Coordinate assistance with other veterans service organizations and government agencies.
  • Educate, advise and assist the general public and government agencies on veterans affairs and issues.
  • Administer, operate and maintain State Veterans Cemeteries in accordance with the National Cemetary Administration's National Shrine Standards.
  • Receive donations for State Veterans Cemeteries.
  • Represent the State of Montana as a member of the National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs.