DVS Resumes Veterans Benefits Outreach Visits In Artesia

New Department of Veterans Services (DVS) Carlsbad-based Veterans Service Officer Dagmar Youngberg will resume her outreach visits to Artesia at the United Veterans Hall, at 402 West Hermosa Drive. Youngberg will make her visits on the first and third Thursdays of each month. Through the spring of 2022, the dates are: January 6 & 20, February 3 & 17, March 3 & 17, and April 7 & 21. These dates are subject to change due to COVID-19 developments, inclement weather, or other developments.

Veterans or their eligible dependents can get help with filing VA claims or filing for state veterans benefits such as veterans license plates, disabled veteran hunting & fishing licenses, museum & state parks passes—and the veterans state property tax exemption that gives a $4,000 reduction in the taxable value of a veteran’s primary residence in New Mexico.

Veterans rated at 100% service-connected disabled can file to have the total property tax liability waived. Unmarried widows of veterans can also file for the exemption or waiver.

These outreach visits are by appointment-only. Appointments can be made by contacting Youngberg by email at Dagmar.youngberg@state.nm.us or by phone at (575) 988-5900. Per ongoing state government COVID indoor safety protocol, visitors must wear a safety mask.

Veterans are encouraged to bring their DD-214 separation papers or any VA documents to help expedite any on-site filing process that could begin. DVS can help with filing for lost DD-214s.