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NAACP Joins Local Vets To Host Benefits Seminar

The Fort Wayne Allen County branch NAACP 3049 is joining forces with the American Legion Charles C. Anderson Post No. 148 to host a Veterans Benefits Seminar. The event will be from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 14 at the American Legion Post, 705 E. Lewis St., 46802.

The event, spearheaded by the NAACP’s Armed Services & Veterans Affairs Committee, is designed to give veterans the opportunity to learn about federal, state and local veterans’ benefits. Specific tops will include medical benefits, disability compensation, non-service connected pensions, burial benefits, government life insurance, discharge upgrades, Department of Defense concurrent receipt and combat-related compensation and benefits available for the spouse and children of veterans.

An American Legion, Department of Indiana Veterans Service Officer will conduct the presentation and stay after to answer individual questions. The American Legion will also offer Veterans Affairs accredited representation to claimants seeking appeals assistance with VA claims.

This free event is open to all veterans for the United States Armed Services, their dependents and their survivors. American Legion membership or NAACP membership is not required.

American Legion Service Officers are experts in their field and secure millions in new veterans’ benefits in the State of Indiana each year, free of charge to service members.