JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The Disabled American Veterans mobile service office will roll into Jonesboro for four days in April.
The office plans to be parked outside the Craighead County Courthouse, 511 South Main St., from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 11-13.
The unit will move to the Fowler Center on the campus of Arkansas State University the next day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
"It's helpful on a number of counts," Richard Carvell, adjutant with DAV, Chapter 26 said. "First of all, dealing with the VA is a very complicated thing and I've done it twice. I've filed two claims myself. It's not something I recommend that anybody go at it by themselves."
Carvell is a Vietnam veteran. He recommends getting the free help that the DAV mobile unit provides.
"This is an entirely free service. It doesn't cost anything. The DAV is here to help veterans and our national office sends this mobile van all over the United States. We are very happy to have it here in Jonesboro," Carvell said.
A multitude of services are rendered through the mobile service unit.
Help is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
"They'll be prepared to help with a VA claim," Carvell said. "They'll be prepared to tell you how to appeal a denied claim because there's a certain process that our veterans have to go through. They can tell you about the GI Bill which is kind of a secondary thing and talk about GI benefits in general."
Veterans should bring a copy of their DD214, social security number and VA claim number if updating old or existing claims.
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