We need your help to continue being veterans helping veterans at Veterans Corner. We have assisted more than 20,000 veterans and surviving spouses to receive VA benefits. The men and women who we have helped are receiving more than $50 million each year from the Department of Veterans Affairs in compensation for their injuries or illnesses caused by military service. If you could take the time to support us by sending a letter to Robert E. Wallace, executive director Veterans of Foreign Wars of the US Washington Office, 200 Maryland Ave. NE, Washington, DC, 20002, email@example.com; William A. Thien, VFW commander in chief, 406 West 34th Street, Kansas City, MO, 64111, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Jeff Harris, Oklahoma VFW state commander, 2311 North Central Ave., Oklahoma City, OK, 73105, we will continue to support all of the veterans and their surviving spouses.
Last Thursday there were 104 veterans or surviving spouses who were assisted with their claims and questions about VA benefits. Of that number, 15 were here to file their first claim for benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Shirley’s crew of ladies were able to assist 15 surviving spouses for either DIC (veteran dies from a service connected condition or one that is presumptive to military service) Pension (is based on income and when the veteran served in the military).
There were three veterans who received ratings of 100 percent for their service connected disabilities. These men and women will receive the Oklahoma State benefits allocated to those who are rated 100 percent disabled by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Most veterans have the option to ask for a re-evaluation of their service connected conditions that have become more severe one year after the date that is stamped on the front page of their VA rating decision.
We have three transportation vans that are used to transport veterans to their VA appointments. One of these is equipped with a wheelchair lift. Driver Clayton Lee of Dibble can be reached at 684-8860.