Office of Veteran Legal Services
The purview of KDVA’s Office of Veteran Legal Services (OVLS) is based on the organizational structure outlined by KRS 40.300 and duties specifically assigned to KDVA by KRS 40.310 and KRS 40.320 to 40.335. Take a look below at some helpful links if you are in need of affordable and competent representation tailor made to your individual needs.
40.300 Department of Veterans' Affairs attached to Office of Governor—Organization.
(1) There is created the Department of Veterans' Affairs, which shall be attached to the Office of the Governor for administrative purposes. Notwithstanding KRS 12.028, the department's status as a separate organizational unit attached to the Office of the Governor shall not be changed except by action of the General Assembly. The department shall be headed by a commissioner appointed by the Governor pursuant to KRS 12.040.
(3) The Department of Veterans' Affairs shall be responsible for providing services to veterans in accordance with KRS 40.310 and KRS 40.320 to 40.335.
(4) There is created the Office of Veteran Legal Services within the Office of the Commissioner. The office shall be headed by an executive director appointed pursuant to
KRS 12.050 who shall report to the commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs.
40.310 Duties of Department of Veterans' Affairs.
(1) The Department of Veterans' Affairs shall collect all necessary data and information regarding facilities and services available to veterans, their families, and dependents, and shall cooperate with all information or service agencies throughout the state in informing such persons regarding the existence or availability of all educational, training, and retraining facilities; health, medical, rehabilitation, and housing services and facilities; employment and reemployment services; provisions of federal, state, and local laws affording rights, privileges, and benefits to said persons, their families, and dependents, and all other matters of similar related or appropriate nature.
It shall likewise be the duty of the department to assist veterans and their families and dependents in the presentation, proof, and establishment of all claims, privileges, rights, and other benefits which they may have under federal, state, or local laws, and to cooperate with all national, state, and local government and private agencies securing services or any benefits to veterans, their families, and dependents.