February 26, 2024

Veterans Services

Veterans Service Officer:
Todd FishCuster County Annex Building
447 Crook Street, Suite 1
Custer, SD 57730
Hours of Operation:
Open: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday & Thursday
(Excluding Holidays)Phone: 605-673-8123
Email: [email protected]

The Custer County Veterans Service Office (VSO) assists veterans, their dependents and survivors in applying for veterans’ benefits including benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs and the State of South Dakota.  Referrals are also made to other agencies that may have potential benefits for veterans.

Areas of primary activity are VA health care, education, disability claims, death benefits, survivor’s benefits, home loan certificates, and obtaining military records.

Frequently Asked Questions

The County VSO is an excellent source for information on all matters relating to veterans’ benefits.  The VSO has the training and experience to serve veterans’ needs.  The County Veterans Service Office:

  • Offers complete claims service and explanation of VA procedures.
  • Provides follow-up service once a decision has been made.
  • Provides information regarding eligibility at VA medical facilities.
  • Assists eligible South Dakota veterans in applying for the South Dakota State Bonus Program.

Veterans are encouraged to register their discharge information (DD Form 214, Report of Separation) with the Custer County Registrar of Deeds Office.

Please call 605-673-8123 for an appointment so we can schedule adequate time to serve you.

When meeting with the Veteran Service Officer, please refer to the Appointment Check List for any supporting documentation that you may need to bring with you.

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