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VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System

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NEWS RELEASE: Veterans Affairs Regional Office to Open Field Offices at Three Medical Sites Jan. 5

December 31, 2014

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Office of Public Affairs

Contact: Will Ackerman, Public Affairs Director

Office: (402) 995-4719 Cell: (402) 332-6780



OMAHA, Neb. — Veterans who need help with non-health care U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs benefits will have easier access to VA Regional Office counselors beginning Jan. 5.

The VA Regional Office in Lincoln, Neb., will open field offices at VA’s Grand Island, Lincoln and Omaha health  care facilities.

 Regional office employees can assist veterans with questions about VA non-health care benefits, check the status of pending service-connected disability claims and help with eBenefits enrollment. Regional office employees can also assist veterans to complete applications for VA benefits.

The schedule for each site is:

  • Omaha VA Medical Center, 4101 Woolworth Ave, Room 1103, Tuesdays, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Lincoln VA Clinic, 600 S. 70th St, Room B20, Tuesdays, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Grand Island VA Clinic, 2201 N. Broadwell Ave, Room S508, Wednesdays, 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Aaron Nielsen, VA Regional Office public affairs officer, at 402-420-4303.


About VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System

The VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System’s mission is to honor America’s Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being. VA NWIHCS employees serve more than 161,000 Veterans in Nebraska, western Iowa and portions of Kansas and Missouri. The system includes a tertiary medical center in Omaha and a Community Living Center in Grand Island, Neb.  Community-based outpatient clinics are located in Lincoln, Grand Island, North Platte, Norfolk, and Bellevue, Neb., and Shenandoah, Iowa; and a contract outreach clinic in O’Neill, Neb. For more information, visit