VA Benefit Conference in Detroit

by Robert Stretch on September 15, 2010

There are nearly 400,000 Veterans living in the Detroit metro area, and to educate those Veterans on the benefits made available to them from the Department of Veterans Affairs, a two-day seminar will be hosted by the Canton Community Foundation with support from the Holbrook Charitable Trust.

The conference will be held at the Laurel Manor and Conference Center, 39000 Schoolcraft Road, Livonia, September 21 and 22, from 8 a.m. To 5 p.m.

Day one of the conference will be gear towards professionals who work for Veterans. Professions invited to attend include attorneys. County Service Officers, and Veteran Services Officers, as well as independent Veteran advocates. Day one conference participants will be charged a small fee of $125.

Day two of the conference will be for Wayne county veterans and their families with sole focus remaining on the VA benefits available to these individuals. The second day of the conference is free, and attendees can expect to be educated on benefits including health care, disability, social services, and housing and burial allowances.

Many Veterans, and families of deceased Veterans, are eligible for numerous benefits and many don’t realize the opportunities they may be missing out on. The conference allows these individuals to not only learn the benefits that they are eligible for, but to also learn when and how to apply for VA benefits. All Veterans of Wayne County are encouraged to attend.

Photo thanks to vishal under creative common license on Flickr.

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