Information briefing helps veterans navigate the system to get benefits

By: Victoria Lyons Email
By: Victoria Lyons Email
Veterans Affairs building

Augusta's Uptown VA. (File / WRDW-TV)

Friday, May 27, 2011

AUGUSTA, Ga.---Dozens of veterans and their family came out for an information briefing today.

It's an opportunity for Disabled American Veteran and the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center to update vets on the new things going on in the VA. The representatives said the event lets veterans know what they need to do to navigate the system to make sure they get their benefits.

"If there is an underlying message it's that the system will work for you. You got to know how to work the system. You got to know the people who can help get you through it, but the government offers, I say the government, the American people offer a tremendous amount of resources to veterans," said former Augusta Mayor Bob Young who is also a veteran.

"It's a great opportunity to serve our veterans and to be a part of getting them their benefits that they greatly deserve," said Maribeth Veidt, Chief Health Administration for the medical center.

The information briefing is a quarterly event.


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