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Dominick Grimaldi, MSSW
Veterans Service Officer

439 Rice Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
(behind the Rutherford County Archives Building)
Phone: (615) 849-5711
Fax: (615) 713-3420
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Office Hours
Monday to Friday
8:00am – 4:30pm

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The Rutherford County Veterans Office assists veterans, their spouses and surviving family members to secure benefits earned through service to our nation. Benefits provided to veterans are available from federal, state and county levels of government.

Dominick joined our team as Veterans Service Officer in September 2015. He received his B.I.S. from Austin Peay State University and his M.S.S.W. from the University of Tennessee. Before beginning his career in Social Work, Dominick served ten-years in the United States Army, where he achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant and received an Honorable Discharge. As a professional Social Worker, he has varied experience in mental health, crisis intervention, children's services, employment counseling and conflict resolution, and most recently vacated his position with Operation Stand Down Tennessee, where he provided essential services to veterans. In addition to his work history, Dominick is a Life Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Disabled American Veterans, and volunteers at the Alvin C. York Veterans Hospital.

State Benefits

State Veterans Cemeteries Click for Burial Eligibility
State veterans homes
Free license plates for 100% service connected disabled veterans, Ex-POW's, and recipients of MOH, DSC, NC or AFC
Property tax relief for 100% permanently and totally disabled veterans and/or their surviving spouses [3].
Free hunting and fishing licenses for Veterans with 30% or more war service connected disabilities, after an initial one-time fee of $10.
Parking privileges for free license plate holders
Veterans preference in state employment
Credit for military service in state employment
Motor vehicle privilege tax exemption (wheel tax, etc., per state/county) for 100% disabled veterans
Special/Memorial license plates for certain veterans
Reemployment rights of public employees
Registration of discharges by county registrar at no fee

Federal Benefits

Compensation for service connected disabilities
Death and indemnity compensation for dependents and survivors
Burial Benefits
Servicemen's/Veterans Group Life Insurance
Disability and Death Pension
Medical and hospital care
Nursing home care
Drug and alcohol dependence treatment
Education benefits
Employment benefits
Vocational rehabilitation
Dependents educational assistance
Special adapted motor vehicles
Adaptive equipment for motor vehicles
Grants for specially adapted homes
Home loans
Upgrading of military discharges
Services and aids for blind veterans
Assistance to homeless veterans
Small and disadvantaged business utilization
Disabled Veterans Outreach
Re-employment rights
Clothing allowance for prosthetic or orthopedic appliance users