The Veterans Service Off ices in Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties will be hosting two veteran workshops with U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) to cover a variety of issues, including healthcare, benefits, and housing.
The Stanislaus Veterans Benefit Workshop will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 27 at the Turlock VFW Post 5059, located at 1405 E. Linwood Ave. in Turlock. The San Joaquin Veterans Benefits Workshop will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 26 at the American Legion Post 190, located at 206 S. Stockton Ave. in Ripon.
“Providing the men and women who wore the cloth of this nation with the best possible care is one of my top priorities, which is why I’m dedicated not only to ensuring that we have accessible facilities, but also that our veterans are provided with resources to help navigate the Department of Veterans Affairs,” said Congressman Denham. “Our partnership with the San Joaquin and Stanislaus County Veterans Services Office to assist the Central Valley’s veterans is just one of the many ways that we can demonstrate our gratitude and thanks for their service.”
Workshop attendees will be able to connect with the Congressman’s staff members along with staff from the local CVSO and ask questions, get help with individual cases and receive additional information about what kind of benefits they may be eligible for and how to secure them.
Veterans’ benefits extend to uniformed military members, military veterans, veteran dependents, and surviving spouses, children and parents of deceased veterans. Benefits and services include:
BurialDependency and indemnity compensationDisability compensation and pensionsEducation and trainingHealthcareHousing/home loansLife insuranceVocational rehabilitation and employment
Rep. Denham’s office and the CVSOs can assist veterans with claims, act as their advocates and liaison with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, CalVet and veterans service organizations. Working in partnership, the two offices can also provide information and referral services for small business assistance, PTSD and substance abuse treatment, job training, education and other services.
The Veterans Benefits Workshops in both Turlock and Ripon will include representatives from the Modesto Vet Center to provide information about counseling to veterans and their families. Representatives from the Social Security Administration will also be on site at both workshops to help with casework and questions on Medicare and Social Security.