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Veterans Service Center offering application assistance on Tuesdays

PALESTINE, August 29, 2014— Each Tuesday, the Anderson County Veterans Service Center, Palestine Mall Ste. 36, will hold an enrollment blitz. Applications will be available for new enrollment, as well as staff to help determine what is needed for application. Applicants are asked to bring their DD 214 and income and expense information.

Veterans, did you know the VA Healthcare System meets the standards set by the government for Obamacare? If you are a Veteran and have not applied for benefits under the VA Healthcare System, you may be missing an opportunity to qualify for these benefits. There are several different priority levels in the qualification and you are required to furnish financial information and provide your DD 214 to determine status.

At some point in life, this healthcare option may be more important than you think. Even if you are working now and have healthcare insurance, unexpected events may cause a gap between your current insurance and the age of eligibility for Medicare. Also, the cost of VA Healthcare is often not as costly as other programs where co-pays and deductibles are expensive.

By enrolling at the Palestine CBOC, you accomplish several things. The bigger the clinic grows, the more services the VA will determine are needed. This could make costly trips to Temple and Waco a thing of the past for Veterans. Maybe you don’t qualify for full services at this point, but there may come a time when the VA Healthcare is needed because your status level changes, or an old service-connected injury becomes worse and you wish to be compensated. If you are in the system already, you are one step closer to your goal. An increase in signups at the Palestine facility means it is possible for the facility to ask for increased services and possibly more healthcare staff.

All new applicants during the blitz will be entered in a drawing for a door prize.

KYYK’s Gary Richards spoke with Veteran Service Center’s Evelyn Cupit about the blitz, volunteer opportunities, and more. Click below to listen.


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