Veterans benefits

3-day open house to offer face-to-face help

Veterans and their families from Mecklenburg County and throughout the region will have the opportunity to ask questions and get answers about their benefits, as well as other valuable services.

For the first time since 2019, Mecklenburg County Veterans Services, US Veterans Affairs and other partners are sponsoring Benefits for Veterans Live: VA in my city: Mecklenburg County.

It is a three-day open house with programming designed to help veterans and their families navigate the many services available to them. VA representatives and other partners will assist individual participants with their benefits, claims, appeals and other concerns.

When:

  • Thursday, August 18, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Friday, August 19, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 20, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Where: Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 3400 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte, NC 28216

With a one-stop shop, veterans and their dependents can receive services including:

  • Veterans Benefits (on-site claims assistance)
  • VA Healthcare (Eligibility and Enrollment
  • Legal assistance
  • Mental Health and Addictions Screening
  • Consulting Services
  • Employment, education, housing, insurance services, etc.
  • Peer-to-peer connection
  • Much more.

Veterans and their dependents should bring their DD214, medical and service records, and dependency documents.

Covid19 alert: At this time, the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church host site will require masks and temperature checks for all visitors.

Mecklenburg County is home to over 50,000 veterans. There are 140,000 veterans in the Charlotte metropolitan area, the largest concentration in North Carolina. In fiscal year 2021, Veterans Affairs spent more than $550 million to benefit Mecklenburg County veterans, including $311 million in direct veterans payments.

Partners for “Veterans Benefits Live: VA In My Town: Mecklenburg County” include:

For more information, visit Veterans.MeckNC.gov.

The Veterans Services Division of Mecklenburg County Community Support Services is dedicated to serving veterans and their families. The office is accredited by the National Association of County Veterans Service Officers, North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs, and the American Legion. Veterans in need of service can call 704-336-2102.