Wednesday, May 18, 2011

WDVA: Supermarket of Veterans Benefits to be held in Green Bay on June 3rd, 4th

May 18, 2011 -- For Immediate Release

Supermarket of Veterans Benefits to be held in Green Bay

Outreach event planned for June 3-4, 2011

(MADISON) – An outreach event for veterans and their families from northeastern Wisconsin will be held in Green Bay during the first weekend in June.

Veterans can apply for an array of state and federal benefits at one convenient location at a two-day Supermarket of Veterans Benefits hosted by the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) on Friday, June 3 from noon to 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday, June 4 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the National Guard Armory in Green Bay, located at 800 N. Military Ave.

All veterans, from the newest returning service members to seasoned veterans, are invited to stop by and learn about benefits. Veterans who may have never applied for benefits before are encouraged to attend, as well as those interested in updates and changes to veterans’ benefits and services.

“This outreach event is one of four Supermarkets planned for this year,” said WDVA Acting Secretary Donna Williams. “These events are a great opportunity for veterans of all ages to access the combined programs and services available from the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs, the federal VA, as well as the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.”

The Supermarket of Veterans Benefits being held in Green Bay will have over 30 service providers on hand, including the federal VA, state agencies, County and Tribal Veterans Service Officers, veterans service organizations, education centers and more. Veterans and families from other states can also come to the Supermarket to learn about federal VA health care, employment, and other information.

At this “one-stop shop” for benefits, veterans, military service members and family members can:

· Apply for benefits, such as VA health care and prescription drug benefits, disability compensation and pension, home loans and education or job training grants.

· Find out about employment information.

· Learn about education benefits including the Wisconsin GI Bill benefit of tuition remission for eligible veterans and dependents.

· Receive assistance in obtaining military medals and records.

· Learn what the Wisconsin Veterans Homes in Union Grove and King offer: affordable assisted living, quality long-term care, activities, and a friendly environment.

· Obtain information about nursing care and aging services.

· Find out about the Veterans Assistance Program (VAP) to help homeless veterans and those at risk of becoming homeless.

· Learn about the Military Funeral Honors program as well as pre-register for burial in state veterans cemeteries.

Parking and admission are free.

Learn more about the Supermarket of Veterans Benefits program, including other upcoming outreach events around Wisconsin, on the WDVA website at www.WisVets.com/Supermarkets or by calling 1-800-WIS-VETS (947-8387).


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