Upcountry Veterans Will Now Have Services And Assistance Closer To Home

Upcountry Veterans Will Now Have Services And Assistance Closer To Home 

Upcounty veterans in Amador County will now have an easier time obtaining assistance thanks to a new pilot program.   Amador County Veterans Services Officer Terry Sanders will hold office hours at the Pioneer Veterans’ Hall on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Until now, upcountry veterans had to drive all the way to the American Legion Hall in Martell to get help.  The county Veterans Services Officer helps local veterans make claims and secure benefits, working with accredited veterans services organizations.   Assistance available includes: primary entitlements, service-connected disability compensation and pensions, survivors’ compensation and pensions, medical care access, education and dependent education, college tuition fee waivers for dependents, vocational rehabilitation, aid and attendance benefits for housebound veterans, home loans, state veterans’ homes, burial benefits and more. Sanders will be in Pioneer at Veterans’ Hall on the following Wednesdays: April 25, May 9 and 23, June 13 and 27.  The hall is located at 25115 Buckhorn Ridge Road.  After that the program will be reviewed to determine if it should be a permanent part of the County’s veteran’s services.

Written by KVGC Staff

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