Southeast’s OMVS Hosting Veterans Benefits Workshop April 29

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The Office of Military and Veterans Services (OMVS) at Southeast Missouri State University will host a Veteran Benefits Workshop April 29 for Southeast veterans and alumni, and local community veterans and their families.

The workshop is scheduled from 1-4 p.m. in the University Center Room 302, located at 388 Henderson Ave. on Southeast’ main campus. The workshop is free and open to the public, and no appointments are necessary.

The workshop is an opportunity for veterans to receive one-on-one assistance and gain the confidence that their benefits are being processed properly, said Amanda Woods, Military and Veterans Services officer and Veterans Administration (VA) certifying official with Southeast’s OMVS.

“This is a great opportunity to provide services and support to our Southeast and local community veterans and their families who need help and access to these resources,” she said. “Navigating through these processes can be difficult, but we are excited to host several subject matter experts from various Veteran-specific organizations who can provide their knowledge and assistance.”

During the workshop, veterans and their families will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from the Missouri Veterans Commission, the Missouri Division of Workforce Development, the Department of Veterans Affairs and Southern Catholic Charities. Services and support include filing for disability and compensation requests or appeals, VA healthcare enrollment, career readiness and employment assistance, and general services and resources information.

OMVS will also provide free food and beverages.

For more information, contact Southeast’s Office of Military and Veterans Services at (573) 651-2263.

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