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Local Events and Happenings

Veterans Health Fair at Erie VAMC

Date and Time: Tuesday, February 28, 2017|10:00am - 2:00pm

Location: Erie VA Medical Center | 2nd Floor; 135 East 38th St. Boulevard; Erie, PA 16504

Event: Veterans Health Fair

The Erie VAMC invites Veterans and their families to attend the annual Veteran Health Fair to learn about a variety of VA healthcare programs and services.

A representative from the Pittsburgh Regional Office of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will be onsite at the event in the afternoon to meet with Veterans, provide information, and answer questions. VA Health Experts will also be available for a variety of VA healthcare programs and services, such as Eligibility and Enrollment, Caregiver Support, Smoking Cessation, Tele-Health, Peer Support Specialists, and more.

For more information, contact Erie VAMC's Health Promotion Program at 814.860.2695 or visit Erie VA Medical Center's website at www.erie.va.gov.

Expected Participants: Veterans, dependents, and stakeholders

Veterans Claims Clinic

Date and Time: Friday, March 3, 2017 | Noon - 3:00pm

Location: Wheeling Vet Center | 1058 Bethlehem Boulevard, Wheeling, WV 26003

Event:The Pittsburgh Regional Office of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is hosting a claims clinic for Veterans, family members, survivors and the public to meet face to face with claim representatives and receive assistance with the claims filing process. The meeting is open to the public and the media, and VA is inviting Congressional stakeholders, Veteran Service Organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations, and other community partners.

The claims clinic is one of many VA is holding around the country. The meetings are intended to provide local Veterans, their families and survivors a face to face meeting and for VA officials to hear directly from beneficiaries as a step toward improvement and to rebuild trust among Veterans. The Pittsburgh Regional Office is one of 56 around the country whose focus is financial benefits for eligible Veterans and their families, such as disability compensation for service-related injuries or illnesses, pension for lower-income disabled and senior citizen Veterans and their survivors, as well as education, home loan and life insurance benefits. Front line employees, including experts from the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), will be available to offer on-the -spot assistance with individual questions and concerns.

Expected Participants: Veterans, dependents, and stakeholders

Inside Veterans Benefits

Dennis and Lynn Joynt show a quilt.Quilts of Valor

Cheyenne biker and U.S. Navy Veteran Dennis Joynt and his wife Lynn spend much of their spare time sewing quilts to donate to military Veterans touched by war.

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Newsday logoComedy Class for Veterans

Army Veteran Patrick Donohue founded the Long Island Project9line Comedy Collective to help Veterans heal, learn public speaking skills, and return to civilian life.

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Karen Bowersox and William HerronSupporting Fellow Veterans

U.S. Navy Veteran William Herron, creator of Support-A-Veteran Adopt-A-Jean Program, is partnering with VA to provide pants designed for Veterans with physically limiting conditions.

 

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Hiring Our Heroes logoHiring Fairs for Veterans

Looking for a job? Hiring Our Heroes is a nationwide initiative, by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, to help Veterans and military spouses find meaningful employment.

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Office Information

Pittsburgh Regional Benefit Office

1000 Liberty Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm