Talk About Veteran’s Health Care System Slated

June 7, 2013
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HOLMDEL – The New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation invites all veterans and veteran caretakers to a free information seminar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 8, about “What You Should Know about the VA Health Care System.“

The National Center for PTSD promotes awareness of PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and effective treatments throughout the year. Starting in 2010, Congress named June 27 as PTSD Awareness Day. Since then, during the month of June, the center works to help raise PTSD awareness.

The seminar will be held in conjunction with the Veterans Administration Health Care Community Outreach Team. All veterans and families are encouraged to attend. Veterans seeking information on how to enroll in the VA health care system should bring a copy of their DD214 separation papers to the seminar.

A presentation regarding health care eligibility and benefits will be followed by a question-and-answer session with veterans administration staff. Information about nonhealth-related benefits, including home loans, life insurance, filing disability claims and death and burial benefits, will be covered. Registration is not necessary.

The New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foun­dation, located at Exit 116 of the Garden State Parkway, is a nonprofit organization that strives to foster patriotism and recognition of the sacrifices, courage and valor of the New Jersey veterans of the Vietnam era. Built in 1988, the memorial is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Vietnam Era Museum and Educational Center is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Admission is free for veterans and active-duty military personnel. Regular adult admission is $5; student and senior citizen admission is $3; and children under 10 are admitted free. Regular admission applies to all lectures.

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