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Region 8 veterans are getting help

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The Disabled American Veterans Mobile Unit van out of Little Rock was in Jonesboro on Monday.

National Veteran Service Officers were on hand to answer the questions of Region 8 veterans and work to help them file their claims.

Junior Vice Commander of the DAV, Carl Mosby, says this is a much needed service. "They don't know exactly what they are qualified to get until they come here," Mosby said. "They ask a lot of questions and can go right in to see somebody."

Mosby said they work not only to answer questions, but discover why a claim has been denied. "We're taking care of the veteran's claims," Mosby said. "We have a direct link to their records and they're coming in and seeing if they can be raised up on their percentage or what's the matter with their claims. You know, the reason it didn't go through or whatever."

Mosby says this resource is also a convenient one. "It's a way veterans can come out," Mosby said. "Put their claims in and their 214s out here and they don't have to go through and see a lot of red tape through the veteran's service officers. So, they can go right in and talk to a National Veteran's Service Officer."

Mosby says they provide this service every year, and says they hoped to see as many as 50 veterans throughout the day.

For more information about the DAV, log onto their website.

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