2009-01-01 / Local & State

Free Veterans Outreach Available

Jim Krobath of the Governor's Veterans Outreach and Assistance Center will visit F&M Trust in the Penn's Village Shopping Center in McConnellsburg on Tuesday, January 13. Free help and advice will be available for veterans and family members from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

To be eligible you must be a veteran with wartime service or the surviving spouse of one. There are several pension categories and income levels for each. The first, for a veteran or a surviving spouse living independently, is $11,830 and $7,933, respectively. Those who require "aid and attendance" from another person, housebound, or living in a nursing home or an assisted living facility, the income levels are set higher. Certain "outof pocket" medical expenses reduce the annual "gross" income to meet or fall below the set limits. Call to find out if you are eligible for this benefit. A representative will have answers to questions and provide more information about these and other federal/ state benefits.

Bring separation document or other proof of service to the outreach location. Veterans needing information or assistance at time other than the scheduled visit can call the center toll free at 1-800-032-0930, email at gvoac@comcast.net or visitgvoac.com.

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