Event Seeks to Help Veterans With Benefit Claims

July 4, 2014

Event Seeks to Help Veterans With Benefit Claims

7/4/14 - Local veterans can learn about what kind of benefits they are eligible to receive at an event this weekend in Milford. The Disabled American Veterans Chapter 125 will be holding a veterans benefits expo on Sunday, July 6th from 3-7 pm at Bakers of Milford. The event is being held to educate veterans on the kinds of benefits they can receive and how to get them. Philip Sedlock, who heads up the local DAV chapter, says the process to receive benefits has changed. "They have a process now called Fully Developed Claim, which in the past a veteran would just submit a piece of paper to the Veterans (Affairs) and say 'I need help' ...and the VA would do all the leg work. Now with the FDC...the veteran does all the leg work. He submits the form which can lock down the date and gives him one year to put all this paperwork together." Chapter Vice Commander Bryan Bradford says the July 6th event will help get that process started and advise how to get it completed by bring in some of the top service representatives in the area to answer any questions veterans may have. Admission to the event is free. There will also be a classic car show, and a 50/50 raffle, with proceeds helping to support the local Disabled American Veterans chapter in Howell. (JK)

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