Disabled American Veteran's Mobile Service Office on campus September 8

Published: September 04, 2015
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The Disabled American Veteran, or DAV, Mobile Service Office will be on Auburns campus Tuesday, Sept. 8, to counsel, support and educate veterans and their families in the Auburn area about benefits and services.

The van will be located at the intersection of the Thach Concourse and Foy Circle from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m and will be open to all students, faculty, staff and community members.

Housed in a fleet of well equipped "offices on wheels," DAV's Mobile Service Offices travel to smaller towns and rural communities across the country to assist veterans and their families on the benefits and services available to them in thanks for their service.

"Veterans on campus and in the community are encouraged to stop by on Tuesday to file or update their claims and learn about eBenefits," said Eugene Benford, Disabled American Veterans Twin Cities Chapter 95 commander.

"They should bring their military medical records, medical documents or any other information they have for their claim."

Aided by department and chapter service officers, the Mobile Service Office program provides support to veterans developing, filing and winning claims for benefits administered under federal, state and local laws. National service officers counsel and assist with the development of evidence, completion of required applications and prosecution of claims, bringing benefit and services education to veterans and their families where they live.

"The Auburn University Veterans Resource Center staff and students are excited to host the mobile service van because as a land grant institution this partnership allows us to continue accomplishing our mission with community outreach," said Johnny Green, director of the Veterans Resource Center.

The local Twin Cities Chapter 95 of the DAV is located in 206 26th St. in Opelika and meets the third Tuesday of each month. They are open to file claim work on Tuesday and Thursdays from 8:45 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.

For more information on the DAV, go to www.dav.org.