Jay Statham
Director, Veterans Service Officer 

(601) 794-4218

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The County Veteran Service Officer (CVSO) advises local veterans and their dependents of their rights and entitlement under the various federal and state Laws, counsel them, and actively assists them by filling out necessary forms, directing these forms to the proper area and obtaining papers and documents in support of VA claims.

The work of the County Veteran Service Officer (CVSO) is generated through inquires concerning veterans' benefits.  It is also generated through action of the service officer in seeking out those who need and may be entitled to assistance with VA issues.

In Mississippi, the County Veteran Service Officer (CVSO) is an employee hired by the Board of Supervisors; However, to maintain the position the CVSO must attend the County Veteran Service Officer annual training and certification testing as mandated by Mississippi Law through the Mississippi State Veterans Affairs Board.

We provide free counsel on the VA benefits and claims processes to ensure you receive maximum VA compensation and benefits. We're here to personally assist you by preparing, reviewing, submitting and follow-up through the VA disability/pension claim process.


Jay Statham, Veteran's Affairs/ Suzanne Oddo, Administrative Assistant
5874 West 4th Street (between King and Cole Road)
Hattiesburg, Mississippi (MS) 39402
Open Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 2:00pm (Saturdays, by appointments only).

Jay Statham, Veteran's Affairs
VFW Post 3955, 12 Veterans Drive
Purvis, Mississippi 39475
Phone: 601-794-4218 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Open every Wednesday, 09:00 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Robert Robertson, Veteran's Affairs Assistant
Lamar County Complex, 19 Center Lane
Sumrall, Mississippi 39482
Phone: 601-758-0015
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Open every Monday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Last Updated on Monday, 17 April 2017 09:26