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David L. Woodburn Chapter 978 of the VVA
In an effort to educate and support the families of all veterans concerning the benefits available to them through the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America (AVVA) has created a program focused on bringing awareness to what is currently available to the spouse, widow, widower, and families of all veterans.
Federal benefits are constant for everyone; however, state-funded and local benefits can vary. With that in mind, the David L. Woodburn Chapter 978 of the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) and its AVVA members will present a Spouses and Survivors Town Hall Meeting on June 1, from 10am until noon at the American Legion Post #556 in Frewsburg, 9 Meadow Lane to address federal, state and locally available programs. Topics to be covered will include:
- Accrued Benefits
- Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC)
- Service Disabled Veterans Insurance (S-DVI)
- Survivors Pension Benefits
- Education and Training Assistance
- VA Burial Allowances
- Crisis Contact Information
- DEERS Enrollment
- NY State and Local Benefits and Assistance
We will also discuss how we can educate our private physicians on service related health concerns.
Presenters will include our County Executive, County Veterans Service Director, Office of the Aging Representatives, Blue Star Mothers Chapter Rep, UCAN Mission Director, Meals On Wheels and other veteran related local organizations.
Admission is free and all Veterans, their spouses and survivors /family are invited.
For further information contact Robert Lewis, 716-569-2115, VVA Chapter President and New York VVA State Council Chaplain.