MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Despite severe weather predicted for much of Alabama on Feb. 5, more than 800 veterans, family members, caregivers and survivors received special services during the second annual Veterans Experience Action Center (VEAC) held at the Cramton Bowl Multiplex in Montgomery.

The Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs (ADVA) teamed up with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to assist veterans with answers—and sometimes resolutions—regarding their benefits and healthcare. The VEAC delivered a multitude of services to veterans and family members ranging from VA healthcare enrollment, benefits and claims assistance, to employment opportunities from state businesses and law enforcement agencies.

“The Montgomery VEAC gave the Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs the opportunity to partner with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, state agencies, community service providers and veteran service organizations in providing resources, services and information directly to veterans and their family members,” said ADVA Commissioner Kent Davis.

During the event, veterans were able to file disability compensation claims, check on a claim decision, check on the status of an existing claim, receive counseling services through the mobile Vet Center, and learn about many other community resources.

Davis said more outreach events are planned for other parts of the state to bring services and resources to veterans and their families.

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