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by | November 6, 2016 5:00 pm

Last Updated: November 2, 2016 at 1:40 pm

A Veterans Benefits Workshop will be held Thursday Nov. 10 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the S.C. National Guard Armory, 849 Cottageville Hwy.
Information will include VA compensation and pension benefits, mental health issues, employment and training opportunities, S.C. state tax exemptions, Veterans Victory House nursing home and prevention and management of diabetes.
Representatives from the Columbia VA Regional Office, Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, State Department of Revenue, SCWorks, WIOA Employment and Training Administration, Veterans Victory House and S.C. National Guard are scheduled to attend.
“I am expecting about 20 presentors,” said Colleton County Veterans Affairs Officer Janet D. Smith. “Some will give briefings on a wide variety of benefits and services that are available to our veterans, their families and service members. Our staff will be on site to assist with filing claims, providing status updates and answer questions.”
For information call the VA Office, 843-549-1412, cvao@colletoncounty.org.

comments » 2

  1. Comment by Kaylin

    November 7, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    I hope the reps there are aware of the Aid and Attendance pension benefit and how it can help veterans pay for care. It can help so many veterans. The website http://www.VeteranAid.org is a great resource for this benefit

  2. Comment by Janet Smith

    November 8, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    Kaylin, the reps (VA coaches -managers) are aware of Aid and Attendance. A veteran/surviving spouse must be eligible to receive benefits under the Improved Pension Program, Compensation or Dependency and Indemnity Compensation in order to be approved for Aid and Attendance. This benefit is indeed helping our veterans, as well as their widows.

    Thank you,
    Janet D. Smith

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