Tribal Veteran Services
Officer - Robert Dunsmore
P.O. Box 590
Eagle Butte, SD 57625
Office Hours:Wednesdays and Thursdays: 10AM - 3:30PM
Veteran’s Services Officer’s responsibility is to protect claimant’s interest and this means doing nothing that could have an adverse effect on their claims. The Officer is not authorized to represent in a claim for VA. Benefits. Representation is the function and responsibility of the Division of Veteran’s Affairs, Sioux Falls, SD.
In filing of any evidence, in a claim or appeal, similarly, a claimant should be strongly advised that it is to their advantage to cooperate with and work through the Department of Veteran’s Affairs. Only the D.S.O.s and their staff of accredited representatives can have direct access to a claimant’s V.A. claims folder or Cfile and take official action on the claimant’s behalf.
The Tribal Veteran’s Services Officer has certain limitations that may affect his job to assist the veterans. He may take applications for Disability, Education benefits, Vocational Rehabilitation, Home Loans, Burial benefits, Dependents & Survivors benefits, Health Care benefits and sometimes Life Insurance benefits.
Eligibility of Veterans:A veteran, a veteran’s dependant, or a surviving spouse or child of a deceased veteran.
The Veteran’s Services Officer is NOT repsonsible for any actions taken by the claimant directly with the Veteran’s Administration.
The Officer works with the:Division of Veteran’s Affairs
c/o V.A.R.O.,2501 West 22nd Street, P.O. Box 5046 Sioux Falls, SD
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe
P.O. Box 590, Eagle Butte, SD
Staff of Veteran’s Affairs