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Three-day event to connect veterans with services this week

An event to connect veterans with needed services will take place Nov. 17-19 at American Legion Post 10. (Port City Daily/File)

Update: Due to computer system outages, the event will only take place Nov. 17 and 18. There will no longer be availability on Nov. 19.

WILMINGTON — Veterans looking for help with making claims, filing appeals or simply having questions answered regarding healthcare can receive assistance three days this week.

Veterans Benefits live, VA in My Town will take place Nov. 17-18 at American Legion Post 10, 702 Pine Grove Dr. 

Hosted by the American Legion Department of North Carolina in partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and North Carolina Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, the event will have service officers on hand to offer resources and answer questions regarding:

  • Filing a new claim with the VA.
  • VA appeals or benefits
  • VA health care
  • Facilitating and expediting existing claims and appeals
  • Benefit-related VA programs

All veterans will be seen first-come, first-serve and assisted in order of arrival. Attendees should bring proper documentation about cases, including DD 214, and all medical records related to disabilities, both military and civilian.

Veterans are asked to attend on days that correspond with their social security number:

  • Number ending in 00-33 should attend Nov. 17
  • Number ending in 34-66 should attend Nov. 18
  • Number ending in 67-99 should attend Nov. 19

More information regarding the event can be found here,

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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