Local and regional veterans groups issued a news release supplying information about Veterans Administration benefits and contacts.
Veterans don't have to be disabled to benefit from VA membership, they have earned the benefit (http://www1.va.gov/oifoef/docs/VBA.pdf ) through their service, the groups said.
A veteran filing paperwork for claims or adjustments to records with the VA, should do it with the assistance of a veteran service officer (http://www.cacvso.org/). The veteran service officer can serve as an advocate to ensure the correct paperwork and procedures are followed to a successful resolution. Veterans are encouraged to consult such an officer when working with the VA or Department of Defense.
Compensation & Benefits Handbook for seriously ill and injured members of the armed forces is available at http://www.directcon.net/lstanley/Compensation_and_Benefits_Handbook.pdf ).
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Veterans in the greater Sacramento area, please contact the following representatives. For all other California locations, refer to this list of all veteran service officers and their offices: (http://www.directcon.net/lstanley/CVSO%20Directory.pdf ).
Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraq Freedom veterans can contact Ryan Feil, transition patient advocate OEF/OIF; U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 10535 Hospital Way, Mather, CA 95655 (916) 843-9016 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and www.oefoif.va.gov.
All veterans can contact the Sacramento Vet Center, 1111 Howe Ave., Suite 390, Sacramento, CA 95825; Philip Navarro (916) 566-7430 or e-mail Philip.Navarro@va.gov.
All veterans can also contact Veterans Claims Representative Sacramento County Veterans Service Office, 2007 19th St., Sacramento, CA 95818; Jan Wald-Baldwin (916) 874-6728 or e-mail email@example.com;or Bruce Carroll Jackson (916) 874-3997 and JacksonB@saccounty.net.