Friday, March 25, 2011

Free Veterans' Forum Focuses on Service Benefits

Suisun City, Calif. - A free forum to help all military veterans learn about and apply for state and federal benefits they earned through their service will be held Saturday, April 2, 2011, at the Nelson Community Center. >> Get Map >>

The event will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a complimentary lunch for those who RSVP (see information below).

On hand to discuss services with veterans and their families will be representatives from
  • California Department of Veterans Affairs
  • United States Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Social Security Administration
  • Sacramento Valley National Cemetery
  • Local veterans groups
  • Several other groups.
The forum will be presented in two parts. In the morning session, speakers from federal, state, and local agencies will discuss services available to all veterans, such as health care, disability claims, survivor and burial benefits, and employment assistance.

Following a complimentary lunch, the afternoon sessions will focus on services specifically for women veterans and veterans readjusting to civilian life.

Caseworkers will be available throughout the day to help veterans file disability and pension claims. Please bring your DD214 if available.

For more information or to RSVP, call 707-455-8025 or click here.

The forum is sponsored by Assemblymember Mariko Yamada and the City of Suisun City.

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