Event held to inform local veterans of available services

Event held to inform local veterans of available services

LAKE CITY, AR (KAIT) - A special event took place Monday in Lake City for Region 8 veterans.

Several organizations gathered at the Craighead County Courthouse to provide veterans with information they need.

Craighead County Veterans Service Officer Vermalene Smith said veterans unaware of available services is a common problem.

"They are not aware that they may be eligible for healthcare services," Smith said. "They are not aware that they had an injury while they were on active duty that they may be compensated for."

Smith says veterans at least 65 years of age may also be eligible for pension benefits that could increase their income.

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