VA Western New York Healthcare System
VA Benefits Fair to be Held in Dunkirk
July 16, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Evangeline Conley, Public Affairs Officer
Phone: (716) 862-8753
Cell: (716) 512-9338
VETERANS BENEFITS EVENT TO BE HELD AT VA CLINIC IN DUNKIRK
Veterans can learn about their VA health care benefits at an upcoming enrollment event taking place Wednesday, July 22, 2015 from 1pm-4pm at the VA Dunkirk Clinic, 166 East 4th Street, Dunkirk, NY. Staff and Veterans benefits counselors will assist veterans with eligibility for VA health care, and other state and federal benefits that veterans may have coming to them that often go unused.
VA health care benefits are available for Veterans returning from combat that includes five years of free medical care for most conditions from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The five year window is also open to activated Reservists and members of the National Guard, if they served in a theater of combat operations after November 11, 1998 and were discharged under other than dishonorable conditions. The five year limit has no effect upon veterans with medical conditions related to their military service. Veterans may apply at any time after their discharge from the military, even decades later for medical care for service-connected health issues.
Bring discharge papers and 2014 financial information for proper benefits counseling. For more information, you may contact the VA clinic in Dunkirk at 716-203-6474 .