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Local Events and Happenings

Ninth Annual Veterans & Their Families Resource Fair

4/12/14; 10 am to 3 pm

Location: Santa Clara County Fairgrounds at Tully and Monterey Road San Jose, CA

Free Resource Fair for veterans who wish to get information on veterans programs and benefits. Members of various Veterans organizations, civic groups and also representatives from the California Veterans Administration will be on hand to share information regarding current VA benefits and related programs. Veterans and family members are welcome. Free admission, lunch, and parking.

Inside Veterans Benefits

VA Vantage Point blog logoPTSD Does Not Equate to Violence

Equating PTSD with aggressive behavior is not only inaccurate but it perpetuates a stigma that can prevent Servicemembers and Veterans from seeking help.

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Department of Veterans Affairs sealDisability Claims Reduced

The VA disability compensation claims backlog has been reduced to 344,000 pending claims. This is down 44% from a high of 611,000 claims in March 2013.

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Student Veterans of America logoVeterans in Higher Education

Research shows that Veterans graduate at significantly higher rates than other nontraditional students, while performing at a level comparable to traditional students.

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Thumbnail of Specially Adapted Housing infographicSpecially Adapted Housing for ALS

Servicemembers and Veterans with service-connected amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) are now presumed medically eligible for grants up to almost $68,000 to adapt their homes.

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U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics sealVeteran Unemployment Rates

In March the unemployment rate for all Veterans was 6.0%, which was lower than the national average of 6.7%. The rate for Post-9/11 Veterans was 6.9%.

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Oakland Regional Benefit Office

1301 Clay St., North Tower
Oakland, CA 94612

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