Department of Veteran Affairs is Coming to Wilmington



About 30 officers from the Department of Veteran Affairs Regional Office in Winston-Salem will be joined by various Veteran Service Officers (VSO) from county and veteran organizations in the area to assist veterans in obtaining the financial benefits they have earned by their service to our country.  The event is called Veterans Benefits Live VA In My Town previously known as the Veteran’s Experience Action Center (VEAC).  This three-day event will be on November 17 – 19 and is hosted by the American Legion Post 10 in Wilmington located at 702 Pine Grove Drive Wilmington, NC 28409.  The assembled group of VSOs will assist veterans in filing claims inclusive of supplemental claims, status claims already in the database and in some cases adjudicate claims that are decision ready.  This event expedites claims for compensation which are due to veterans with disabilities.  Recent legislation regarding disabilities caused by burn pits, water at Camp Lejeune (this is not the class action legal suit) and others can be initiated at this event.  Attendees should bring a copy of their DD Form 214, service records if available and all medical records which support their claim.  Historically over 700 veterans attend this three-day event and the consensus from those who have attended this event in the past indicate it is well worth the time spent.