On September 1, the Little Rock VA regional office opened a satellite office in John L. McClellan VA to help veterans, spouses and survivors with their VA benefit needs.
“We are thrilled to have a claims representative assigned to this convenient location for veterans,” said Sammie Quillin, executive director of the Little Rock VA regional office. “This gives us the perfect opportunity to meet veterans where they already are and better meet their needs.
Pictured is Little Rock VA Regional Office Specialist Cecil Ennett (right) helping Army Veteran Troy Mitchell complete VA paperwork.
VA regional offices provide financial and other assistance to veterans and their dependents. This includes disability awards, survivor benefits, pensions and trust services, education and training, vocational rehabilitation and employment assistance, life insurance coverage and home loan.
The VA Disability Award is a tax-free monthly payment to veterans who became ill or injured while serving in the military and to veterans whose service aggravated an existing condition.
Satellite office saves time, travel and expense for veterans
“Many Arkansas veterans live in rural areas, and this satellite office is a convenient stop when they’re already in Little Rock for a medical appointment,” Quillin said. “Ultimately, it will save them time, travel and expense. It is our duty and our honor to help them with their VA benefits.
Veterans and their family members can also benefit from VAs Visitor Reporting Engagement Application (VERA)a new easy-to-use online tool for scheduling in-person or virtual appointments with VA Benefit Advisors.
For more information on VA benefits, visit http://benefits.va.gov/benefits/ or call 800-827-1000.