Officials from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will assist military veterans and their spouses with claims and compensation processing on Dec. 9, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Porter Sanford Performing Arts Center, 3181 Rainbow Drive, Decatur.
All veterans and/or their spouses in the metro area are urged to attend, said retired Lt. Col. Amos King , who heads Justice for Veterans.
“This will be the third annual event Justice for Veterans has hosted. It’s an opportunity for veterans to get the help they need in applying for claims and compensation. Officials will be on site who can provide an update on their claim or help them to apply,” said King. “We have a lot of veterans out there who need help and this is the chance to get it.”
King said many senior veterans don’t have transportation to the VA.
“We can’t stress enough how important this event is for veterans and their families. This would be a great opportunity for them to come out to a place in the neighborhood for the VA to assess them. Now, you must have an appointment to been seen by a DAV representative. You don’t need an appointment for this event,” said King.
Representatives from the Georgia National Cemetery also will be on hand to provide information on burial benefits, King said.
King is urging the public to share the information with military veterans that they may know.
Justice for Veterans and DeKalb County Commissioner Lorraine Cochran-Johnson are sponsoring the free event.
For more information, contact Retired Lt. Col. Amos King at 678-698-8753.