Veterans Services

Veterans Services
5 S. Hill Street
Athens, TN 37303
(423) 744-1605
Athens Office Staff:
Susan Peglow - Director
Jaqueline Glassord - Admin. Assistant

The McMinn County Veterans Office assists McMinn County veterans in obtaining benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, "VA" for short.  The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offer a wide range of benefits to our Nation's veterans, service members and families.

Veterans Benefits Administration pledges to:

  • Treat you with courtesy, compassion and respect at all times.
  • Communicate with you accurately completely and clearly.
  • Provide timely service to you.
  • Make our services accessible to you.
  • Fully answer your questions, concerns and complaints.

Toll-Free Service Benefits Information and Assistance
Each VA benefit has its own eligibility requirements.  For more information about specific benefits, you may visit the VA office located in the McMinn County Court House Annex or contact us at the numbers listed.  

You may contact the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs at (800)827-1000.

Special Toll-Free Numbers:

VA Life Insurance
Office of SGLI
Persian Gulf
Headstones (claims status)
Telecommunication  Device for Deaf (TDD)

VA Online
The Department of Veterans Affairs maintains a web site with more information about VA services, and resources allowing you to apply online for VA services. Go to


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