To help veterans understand and utilize the benefits they have earned, Disabled American Veterans will send its Mobile Service Office to Tahlequah on Sept. 27.
The DAV office will be at Northeastern State University from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. in front of the University Center, 612 N. Grand Ave.
“We can provide direct services, appeals assistance, claims assistance,” said National Service Officer Paul Wekenmann of the DAV. “This is a way for us to go into the community rather than the veterans making the trip to our offices. Our services are available to all veterans and their family members, not just those who are disabled. If veterans are homeless or facing severe financial hardship, we can direct them to appropriate services.”
There are numerous veterans benefits and adjustments are made almost every year. The Mobile Service Office will provide personal counseling and claim filing assistance.
The services are free to all veterans and their family members.
“Veterans or family members who have never filed should bring any information endemic to their military service,” Wekenmann said. “If they are already in the Veterans Administration system, they should try to bring any paperwork applicable to services. We ask a lot of questions and get a lot of details, and bringing the right papers can really cut the chase for information.”
For further details about the DAV Mobile Service Office visit, call Wekenmann at (918) 781-7764.