Veterans benefits

Veterans Benefits Live, VA in My Town, taking place in Wilmington, seeks to help veterans expedite VA claims

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – A Veterans Benefits Live, VA in My Town event will be held at American Legion Station 10 in Wilmington from November 17-19. The Department of Military Affairs and Veterans Affairs has partnered to organize this event.

According to the announcement, the event will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on November 17 and 18 and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on November 19. American Legion Post 10 is located at 702 Pine Grove Drive.

“This three-day event will bring together service officers, claims adjudicators and healthcare representatives face-to-face with veterans to help facilitate and expedite disability claims, appeals or other health issues. new or existing veterans’ health,” said a Brunswick County announcement. .

According to the release, veterans who plan to attend will have the opportunity to:

  • File a new claim with the VA;
  • Ask questions about VA calls or the benefits they may be entitled to;
  • Ask questions about VA health care;
  • Get help making existing claims and appeals easier and faster;
  • Receive information about benefit-related VA programs.

Veterans with Social Security numbers ending in a number between 00 and 33 are encouraged to attend Nov. 17. For November 18, those with SSN endings between 34 and 66 are encouraged to attend. Those with SSN endings between 67 and 99 are encouraged to attend on November 19.

Additionally, those planning to attend are asked to submit appropriate documentation regarding their case, including their DD214 and all medical records related to their disability.

For more information about this event, please visit the online registration portal. Event organizers said pre-registration does not guarantee one will be seen. The event will operate on a first come, first served basis.

A Veterans Benefits Live, VA in My Town event will take place at American Legion Station 10 in Wilmington from November 17-19.(U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs)