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Workshop to be conducted

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Times Staff Report

Indiana Legal Services, Inc. (ILS) will conduct a special Veterans' Benefits Workshop on Tuesday, July 17th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 972, located at 1111 Veterans Square in Terre Haute.

The Veterans' Benefit Workshop will address U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs' (VA) health care, service-connected disability compensation, VA income-based pensions, and widow/widower benefits. The workshop will be directed by an ILS attorney who served 22 years in the military -- 11 years active duty in the U.S. Air Force and 11 years in the Air National Guard. The ILS attorney will also respond to questions raised by the audience about their specific situations.

The Indianapolis workshop is open to veterans, current service members (active duty, reserves and National Guard), as well as their spouses and dependents.

Persons who serve military veterans are also welcome. Pre-registration is not required.

The veterans' workshop is part of a new ILS Military Assistance Project initiated in response to media reports that indicate many service members face a myriad of unique civil legal issues due to their sacrifices for this country. They are often unaware of what benefits are available and how to access them. The ILS project attorney seeks to assist veterans and their dependents who face unique problems relating to family law matters, housing, consumer rights, health care, disability, government/public benefits, employment protections, wills and estates and issues relating to correcting conditions of discharge.

This special legal project seeks to bridge the gap between counseling and administrative services offered by veterans' organizations and public agencies.

Veterans or their dependents who face civil legal problems that need immediate attention are urged to call 800-869-0212, extension 2295.

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