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Honolulu Regional Benefit Office


Local Events and Happenings

New Benefits Counselor for the Big Island

New Benefits Counselor: Big Island: Hilo and Kona

Hilo: Hilo Federal Building, Suite 327, 154 Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo, HI 96720
Kona: Kona Vet Center, 73-4976 Kamanu St, Hale Kui Plaza, Suite 207, Kona HI 96740

Event: A VA Benefits Counselor has been permanently assigned to the Hilo VA Benefits Office. Hours will be Mon-Fri 8:00am - 4:00pm HST with last customer being seen at 3:30pm, except those days when the counselor is scheduled to be in Kona. Starting in September, the counselor will be at the Kona Vet Center every first and third Wednesday, 10:00 am to 2:00pm HST, with the last customer being seen No-Later-Than 1:30pm. The Benefits Counselor will be available to answer VA Non-Healthcare related benefit questions and assist with the claims process.

Expected Participants: Veterans, Family Members, Surviving Spouses, and Community Providers

Town Hall Big Island: Kona

Location:West Hawaii Civic Center, Council Chambers, 75-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740

Dates & Times:Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 9:00am-12:00pm HST (Town Hall: 9:00am-9:45am; Benefits Workshop: 10:00am-12:00pm

Event: Join us for a Town Hall and Benefits Workshop/Claims Clinic. The VA wants to hear feedback from customers and to make the claims process more visible to Veterans. This information session is for non-medical benefit questions such as VA Compensation and Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment. VA Benefit Counselors will be onsite to answer questions and assist with the claims process.

Expected Participants: Veterans, Family Members, Surviving Spouses, and Community Providers

Inside Veterans Benefits

Douglas GrindstaffWeekend Tribute

We honor the life and service of U.S. Army Korean War Veteran Douglas Grindstaff. He's a five-time Emmy award winner, who is best known for his work as the sound engineer on the original Star Trek series.

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Robert Wilkie, Secretary of VAStreamlining Efforts

Speaking at the Annual Convention of Jewish War Veterans, Secretary Robert Wilkie explained how a new electronics record-keeping system will streamline obtaining VA benefits for Veterans.

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West Virginia Commissioner of Agriculture Kent LeonhardtAgritherapy for Veterans

The Hershel "Woody" Williams VA Medical Center is one of 10 VA centers who are developing and implementing agricultural training for Veterans.

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Dogtags, a Veteran homeownerHomelessness to Home-Ownership

In El Paso, 244 homeless Veterans have a permanent home because the Housing and Urban Development – Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing program.

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Office Information

Honolulu Regional Benefit Office

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
459 Patterson Road, E Wing, Room 2A100C
Honolulu, HI 96819
Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4pm

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