In celebration of Veterans Day, Cumberland County Veterans Services will hold its fifth annual town hall meeting at 1 p.m., on Saturday in the Pate Room of the headquarters library at 300 Maiden Lane in Fayetteville. The meeting will last as long as veterans who attend have questions.
There will be an overview of Department of Veterans Affairs benefits and programs, to include discussions on disability, education benefits, pensions and post-traumatic stress disorder.
The main monetary benefits are service-connected disabilities and non-service connected pensions. There will also be information to help veterans file claims with the VA, which is experiencing a backlog of claims.
After the overview presentations, the floor will be opened for questions. The meeting is open to all veterans, relatives and friends of veterans who would like more information about the VA.
“The town hall meeting is just another way of getting information out to the public so veterans can get the benefits they need,” said Sharon Sander, director Cumberland County Veterans Services Director. “We want to let Cumberland County veterans know we are proud of them and we are here for them.”
The Veterans Services Office assists veterans and their dependents obtain benefits to which they are entitled by submitting claims for benefits to the VA; reviewing and following up on decisions of the VA for fairness and accuracy; and writing and submitting appeals to the Board of Veterans Appeals for disputed decisions.
The office is located at 1225 Ramsey St. in the Department of Social Services. Hours are Monday through Thursday, from 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The office has added extended hours on Fridays, from 8:30 to 11 a.m.