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July 8, 2014

Vogel to host veterans outreach van

NEW CASTLE — A mobile veterans outreach van will be at state Sen. Elder Vogel’s office on West State Street Friday.

The van will be at the office, 1905 W. State St., from 9 a.m. to noon.

Vogel has teamed up with the Lawrence County Veterans Office and the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs to provide the van to veterans and their families.

Accredited veterans services officers will be on hand to provide information and assistance to veterans and family members who may be eligible for benefits through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Benefits could include service-connected disability compensation; improved or death pensions, VA health care, burial or education benefits; and vocational rehabilitation.

The Lawrence County Community Action Partnership’s Supportive Services for Veteran Families also will be on hand to provide information and assistance to veterans who are experiencing a housing crisis.

No registration is required and light refreshments will be available. Anyone with questions may call (724) 654-1444.

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