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Winter Claims Clinic

WHO: Veterans, their families and Survivors

WHAT: Claims Clinic –Veterans and Survivors will be able to file disability claims, submit evidence, and speak with a claims processor or healthcare representative all in one day.

WHERE: Montavilla Baptist Church, 9204 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR 97216

WHEN: Thursday, February 25, 2016, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

WHY: If you have or would like to file a claim with VA; if you have questions about VA appeals or benefits you may be entitled to; if you have questions about VA healthcare; please attend. This event is intended to make the claims process more visible to Veterans.

MyVA Cascadia's First Public Forum

The MyVA Cascadia Board will hold a public town hall meeting February 25, 2016, in Portland at the Montavilla Baptist Church, 9204 SE Hawthorne Blvd., from 6-8 p.m. for Veterans, their families, and community leaders to brainstorm new strategies to existing Veteran issues. Unlike many Veteran forums, individual Veteran case issues will not be the focus; VA representatives will be available to discuss those issues privately. Instead, the meeting will be a working event where participants will be asked to provide their priorities and ideas to solve those issues using all the resources within the community in partnership with the VA.

MyVA Cascadia plans to hold regular public town hall meetings throughout the VA Portland Health Care System (VAPORHCS) catchment area which includes 26 counties across Southwest Washington, the Portland Metro area, the coast from Astoria to Newport, south to Corvallis/Philomath, and east to Central Oregon.

The MyVA Cascadia Board is a Veteran’s engagement network of about 12 Veteran service providers, advocates, and other key community stakeholders focused on improving outcomes for Veterans and their families. The board is chaired by two community leaders who will help drive a shared understanding among stakeholders of the complex challenges that Veterans and transitioning Servicemembers face. The MyVA Cascadia Board was formed in late 2015 based on the MyVA Communities model, but it is not a VA organization.

Questions and suggestions can be submitted via or mailed to MyVA Cascadia, PO Box 3576 Salem, OR 97302.

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Portland Regional Benefit Office

First and Main Building
100 SW Main St., Floor 2
Portland, OR 97204

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