Aug. 22 event to help veterans access benefits

Event will be held at GTCC
Aug. 21, 2013 @ 10:13 AM

U.S. Senator Kay Hagan encourages veterans who need help to sign  up for online e-benefits or have questions about new or existing claims or appeals to attend an event  from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22.

Hagan is co-hosting the event with the U.S. Veterans Administration and Veterans Benefits Administration at Guilford Technical Community College in Jamestown. VA personnel from Washington, D.C. and Winston-Salem will be on hand with computers to coach veterans through the e-benefits process.  Hagan will deliver remarks and greet the veterans.

“We must hold up our end of the bargain and provide our veterans the benefits they have earned in a timely manner,” Hagan said. “I encourage any veteran who needs to sign up for online e-benefits or needs assistance with a new or existing claim to come to this event. North Carolina is the most military friendly state in the country and I am committed to making sure our veterans are receiving the benefits they have earned.”

The event is free to all veterans and families of veterans and pre-registration is not required.  N.C. Division of Workforce Solutions, Triad Veteran and Military Resource Coalition, the Social Security Administration and other organizations and government agencies will have representatives in attendance to assist veterans.  

In June, Senator Hagan and the VA co-hosted a similar event in Jacksonville where staffers helped more than 150 veterans with their claims.

Guilford Technical Community College is located at  601 High Point Road in Jamestown.