Local veterans organization offering assistance with benefits at the Friday event


WACO, Texas (KWTX) – Transitioning out of the military and sorting out the benefits can be tough, but a local group is ready to help veterans this Friday, and they may even get a free lunch.

Starting at 10 a.m., Disabled U.S. Veterans Officers will be at The Backyard to help veterans with everything from answering basic benefit questions to helping them file claims with Veterans. Fighters.

While DAV was originally created to help veterans get to the doctor, the organization has expanded far beyond that to include claims assistance, veterans representation before veterans law judges and simply help them navigate the VA.

Supervisor Ryan Burgos said he wanted to make sure vets get the benefits they deserve. He added that retirement from the military is very different from retirement from civilian life.

“The veterans, they deploy overseers, they wage wars on our behalf, and that’s not the easiest job to do,” Burgos said. “Whenever they come back they have disabilities, whether those disabilities are seen or whether it’s invisible disabilities like mental health and things like that, we want to make sure they’re taken care of. . “

The event takes place until 4:30 p.m. Friday afternoon. The barbecue is free for veterans, but all donations made will go to DAV and directly into the community.

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