BRIDGEPORT, W.Va (WDTV) – West Virginia veterans who are served by the Clarksburg Benefits Office of the West Virginia Veterans Assistance Department will have a new space to receive help requesting access to their benefits.
WVDVA Cabinet Secretary Edward Diaz and other county and local officials gathered in Clarksburg for an official ribbon-cutting ceremony at the state agency’s new office.
Located at 153 West Main Street on the third floor of the State Building in downtown Clarksburg, the new space will replace the old office that could no longer meet the needs of the state agency, Diaz said.
“We are excited to move our Clarksburg location to this new building which can better serve veterans living in this area,” Diaz explained. “It’s a newer building which is more accessible with better parking and better facilities.”
The Clarksburg Benefits Office serves veterans who live in Doddridge, Harrison, Lewis, Marion, Monongalia, Preston, and Taylor counties.
“Under Secretary Davis, the department had worked to make these offices more welcoming and accessible to our veteran population,” Diaz said. “I am proud to continue this effort so that we can better serve our veterans and their families. »
The WVDVA operates 15 benefit offices located throughout the state.
Veterans Services Officers at these facilities are trained to help veterans and their dependents apply for various state and federal benefits.
These services are provided at no cost to the veteran or dependent.
Benefits available include tax benefits, education benefits, employee benefits, and more.
The department connected West Virginia veterans to $2.5 billion in services and benefits in 2021. That’s an increase of $300 million from 2020.
Veterans and their family members who want to learn more about available benefits and services can visit their website to find the benefits office nearest you and schedule an appointment.
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