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Posted on: February 14, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Veterans Service Officer Recognized by Department of Military and Veteran Affairs

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Jim Botenhagen, our local Veterans Service Officer was recently recognized by David Callahan, Director of the Department of Military and Veteran Affairs, for his dedication to and support of our local veterans. 

The San Miguel County Veterans Service Office assists San Miguel County residents who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, as well as their family members and survivors in securing benefits they may be entitled to. The Office serves as the liaison between the Veterans Administration and the veteran. Our Certified Veterans Service Officer will serve as your advocate to assist you with the preparation, presentation and possible appeal of your VA benefits. We help you access a variety of services including obtaining discharge papers, filing claims, information and access to benefits like pension, healthcare, education, home loans, survivor death benefits, burial, and much more. 

Jim is available by appointment and can be reached at or at 970-708-8757.David Callahan, director of the VA, recognizes Jim Botenhagen for his work with SMC veterans

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