Veteran services

Explain Guilford County Veterans Services

There are approximately 31,329 veterans living in Guilford County, many of whom are returning home after active duty.

GUILFORD COUNTY, NC – Jeff Thigpen of the Guilford County Deeds Registry and Robert Shelly of Veterans Services answer your questions.

Veterans Services

What types of services are provided by Veterans Services and do you assist in filing claims for benefits?

There are approximately 31,329 veterans living in Guilford County, many of whom are returning home after active duty. The Guilford County Veterans Services Office can help veterans, military personnel, and their dependents apply for benefits. Our veterans (VSO) assist them through the process to qualify for:

  • Disability award
  • Pension not linked to service
  • Health care
  • Burial and death benefits (widow’s pension)
  • Education
  • Veterans Life Insurance (disabled veterans)
  • Mortgage applications
  • and other US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits.

What is the claims process and how long does the process take?

  1. Complaint received
  2. Initial review
  3. Collection of evidence, examination and decision
  4. Preparation of notification letter

How do I apply for Benefits?

There are many ways to apply for VA benefits depending on the type of benefits you are looking for. We encourage you to work with an Accredited Representative who can help you with the claims process.

Can you help me get my military service records?

We can contact National Achieves in St. Louis to see if they have your records. Due to a fire in 1973, some records were destroyed. We will also contact the Deeds Registry in the county where you joined the military.

Contact information

Greenboro Office
8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
1203 Maple Street
Room 128
Greensboro, North Carolina 27405
(336) 641-4684
(336) 641-3434 or
(336) 641-2957

Climax Office
8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
325 E. Russell Avenue
Room 145
High Point, North Carolina 27260
(336) 641-7929

Thank a veterinarian

Thanking a veterinarian is a partnership with more 400 local businesses offer discounts on goods and services to veterans. You can get involved by submitting your military discharge with the register of deeds. You will then get a discount card which you can use in these stores.

Card issuing hours are 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. We broadcast from both the Greensboro office and our High Point office.

Greenboro: 201 W. Market Street, 1st Floor of the BB&T Bank Building
High point: 325 E Russell Ave, Room 155

Lance Corporal Christopher “Jacob” Levy Flag Retirement Initiative

This initiative is named after Jacob, who died defending our country in Afghanistan in 2011. This is a free flag removal service for residents of Guilford County and area. There are flag disposal sites in Greensboro and High Point. The Registry of Deeds partners with local Boy Scouts of America organizations to remove American flags in accordance with the United States Flag Code.

Good Grief Podcast Series

The “Good Grief” Podcast Series discuss the issues of death and die shamelessly. He is looking to highlight and amplify the work of several community leaders and organizations in the field of end-of-life. Topics include palliative care, estates, funerals, advanced care planning, suicide and opioids, faith and spirituality, body donation, and more. ‘Good Grievance’ is available here and on all major podcast platforms.