The primary purpose of this office is to assist U.S. military veterans in applying for various benefits they are entitled to.

This includes such things as:

  • Receiving VA disability due to service-connected disabilities
  • Application to receive medical care at the VA hospital, Asheville
  • Obtaining copies of discharge papers or military medals
  • Answering questions from veterans about other benefits

About Frank A. Pearsall

  • Transylvania County Veterans Service Officer, Frank A. Pearsall has achieved "Accredited Representative status from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, D.C.
  • Frank A. Pearsall is a retired master sergeant from the U.S. Marine Corps.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Information

veterans-services.jpgVeterans Services

Veterans of the United States armed forces may be eligible for a broad range of programs and services provided by the VA. Eligibility for most VA benefits is based upon discharge from active military service under honorable conditions. VA pension requires service during wartime.

Health Care

VA's health care offers a variety of services, information, and benefits. As the nation’s largest integrated health care system, VA operates more than 1,400 sites of care, including hospitals, community clinics, community living centers, domiciliaries, readjustment counseling centers, and various other facilities.

Benefits & Services

VA administers a variety of benefits and services that provide financial and other forms of assistance to Veterans, their dependents, and survivors. Major benefits include Veterans' compensation, Veterans' pension, survivors' benefits, rehabilitation and employment assistance, education assistance, home loan guaranties, and life insurance coverage.

Burial and Memorials

Burial and memorial benefits are available for eligible service members, Veterans, reservists, National Guard members, and eligible family members. Service include interment, headstones and markers, and Presidential memorial certificates. VA operates 128 national cemeteries in the United States and Puerto Rico, together with oversight and management of 33 soldiers' lots, confederate cemeteries, and monument sites.

For more information visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs at