American Legion to hold VA Benefits Center in Flint Feb 14th 2015




American Legion to hold VA Benefits Center in Flint

February 14th, 2015


LANSING (FEB 6, 2015) - The American Legion Department of Michigan will be holding a Veteran Affairs Benefit Center Saturday February 14th, 2015 from 9:00AM to 4:00PM at the Holiday Inn Gateway Center, 5353 Gateway Center, Flint, MI 48507. The center will occur during the Departments annual Winter Meeting and the benefit center is open to the public. The center is open to all veterans, spouses, active-duty, or families who have questions about the benefits they have earned. Accredited Veteran Service Officers will be on hand to answer questions, file claims, and/or note concerns members of the community have about their VA care. Appointments will be on a first come first serve basis.


"Since the Phoenix VA scandal broke, veterans have had concerns and many questions about their benefits and filed claims", said Gary Easterling, the Michigan Legion Veteran Services Director, "We want to give veterans in the an opportunity to speak one on one with a veteran service officer; as we like to say 'Don't Face the VA Alone'".


Veterans are encouraged to use an accredited veteran service officer to help file a claim with the Veterans Administration. Accredited service officers are trained to make sure the application is completed right and thoroughly to help the veteran receive all of the benefits he or she is entitled to.


The American Legion has been assisting veterans receive the benefits they have earned since 1920 in the State of Michigan. The Michigan American Legion Veteran Service office has an average of $10 million a month in VA benefits awarded to Michigan Veterans.


The American Legion is the largest war-time era veteran service organization with over 82,000 members in the State of Michigan.


For more information about this event contact Mark Sutton, Public Relations Director for The American Legion Department of Michigan. Email





Mark Sutton

(517) 371-4720 ext 16
American Legion Department of Michigan

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