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Veteran's Service
35 South 6th Street, Room G6
Fort Smith, AR 72901

8am - 5pm, Monday - Friday
Lunch 12pm - 1pm

This office does not make appointments and is on a first-come-first-served basis.

Phone: 479-782-3421
Fax: 479-784-9250

Veteran's Service

The Veteran’s Service Office assists Sebastian & Surrounding County veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits. Benefits which they may qualify, including claims for compensation, pension, appeals, education, home loans, VA insurance, and various other related matters. We assist in a courteous and timely manner with any correspondence that the veterans and their families may receive from governmental facilities.

Each county in the State of Arkansas has a Veterans Service Officer for the convenience of the veteran. If you do not live in Sebastian County, find your VSO for your county at Arkansas Department of Veteran Affairs.

Sebastian VSO includes:
Joe Hardin, Director [email link]
Kathy Wilhelm, Senior Deputy/Office Manager [email link]
Jon Baker, Deputy [email link]
Cindy Whittaker, Receptionist/Secretary [email link]

Services Offered:

  • Complete applications for service-connected benefits with the VA Regional Office
  • Complete applications for pension and widow's pension with Milwaukee Pension Center
  • Complete applications for Aid-and-Attendance and Homebound Status
  • Assist with overpayment waivers
  • Assist with responses to correspondence from VA Regional Office, Milwaukee Pension Center, Debt Management Center, and DFAS




Fort Smith Court House
35 South 6 St.
Fort Smith, AR

Justice Building
901 South B St.
Fort Smith, AR

Greenwood Courthouse
11 Town Square
Greenwood, AR 72936

Sheriff Department
800 South A Street
Fort Smith, AR  72901


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