Free seminar will help veterans decipher benefits

October 8, 2022
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The Mansfield Veteran’s Memorial Foundation wants to make sure that vets get all that they deserve, but navigating the Veterans Administration and the paperwork can be as daunting as boot camp.

The foundation will host the Fall Veterans Benefit Seminar, featuring representatives from the VA and people who have become experts at deciphering military benefits.

The free seminar is set for 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Mansfield ISD Administrative Building, 605 E. Broad St.

“Every one of us will interface with the VA system,” said Tim Milligan, chairman of the Mansfield Veteran’s Memorial Foundation and a former major in the U.S. Army. “At some point you may want to get buried, you will need to learn how to navigate. This is a service that we want to give back.”

Speakers will include Antoine Smith, medical administrative specialist with the Fort Worth VA Outpatient Clinic; Melinda Conn, hospice and home health care; Mansfield Funeral Home & Cremations; Mike Martinez, Homes for Veteras; Rose Hart, Claims by Hart; Navy Federal Credit Union; Texas Health Mansfield; Texas State Sen. Brian Birdwell; Texas State Rep. David Cook; and Mansfield Mayor Michael Evans Sr.

Spouses and caregivers are encouraged to attend the seminar, Milligan said.

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