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Veterans programs offered in Stafford this week

Veterans: Listen up.

Services specifically for veterans will be available in Stafford on Tuesday (9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.) and Wednesday (9 a.m.-2 p.m.).

And this visit could convince the veterans benefits specialists that regular visits are needed to the area — if enough interest is shown.

The County’s Human Services Office worked with two Richmond based groups – the Rural Health Initiative Team from McGuire VA Medical Center and the Mobile Vet Center Program, to bring their mobile vehicles to the Stafford Administration Center.

Here is information from the county’s release about these two organizations:

The Rural Health Initiative Team helps make veterans aware of available benefits they may be entitled to and aids them in signing up for those benefits. Nurses will also be on hand to provide health education on topics such as hypertension, diabetes, weight management, women’s health and mental hygiene.

Mobile Vet Care personnel will aid veterans with benefit enrollment, vocational rehabilitation, compensation upgrades, and healthcare claims. The Mobile Vet Care will also share times and locations for other services they provide such as free counseling and healthcare for veterans who might not be financially eligible.

Veterans should bring a copy of their DD-214 and valid identification.