Help when Help is Needed
The Veterans Advisory Fund provides emergency services
to indigent veterans, their dependents, widows, widowers, and/or orphans. The Veterans Advisory Board provides timely service to eligible individuals when assistance from other agencies
is considered inappropriate or time requirements are constrained.
It is estimated that San Juan County (SJC) has approximately 2,500 veterans, for
whom the SJC Veterans Assistance Fund (VAF) has been in existence for several years.
The San Juan County Council has agreed that services to Veterans shall be provided
by the San Juan County Veterans’ Advisory Board, established in November, 2007 by
Prior to this agreement, services were available through recommendation and approval
by a San Juan County American Legion Post, with payment for services issuing from
the San Juan County Auditor. The Veterans’ Advisory Board (VAB) consists of 9 members
appointed by the San Juan County Council for 2 year terms, from January 1, through
Members of the Veterans Advisory Board must be current residents of San Juan
County and must be honorably discharged veterans of the U.S. military, selected
from among the San Juan County Veterans’ community, and will represent as wide an
array of military service as possible. B. Primary Functions