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Representative Sires, Mayor Bollwage Announce Veterans Claims Clinic in Elizabeth

Sep 16, 2016
Press Release

(Elizabeth, N.J.) – Today, Rep. Albio Sires (NJ-08) and Elizabeth Mayor J. Christian Bollwage announced a constituent service event for veterans that will be held on October 6, 2016 at the Stephen Sampson Senior Center in Elizabeth. This veteran claims clinic will allow veterans to meet one-on-one with a representative from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to discuss benefits, claims, compensation, or entitlements.

“Our veterans deserve first-class service and treatment and shouldn’t have to cut through red tape just to get the benefits that they earned by serving our country,” said Rep. Sires. “I am pleased that local veterans will have the convenience of meeting with a VA representative at the Stephen Sampson Senior Center. I am grateful for the Newark Regional Office of the VA for offering to meet with 8th District veterans one-on-one to work with them on the issues they may have.”

The visit by the VA will allow veterans to meet one-on-one with a VA representative to learn more about compensation and entitlements, as wells to discuss ongoing claims and appeals. The visit is part of the VA’s efforts to “Enhance the Veteran’s Experience” by making the VA more accessible to veterans throughout New Jersey’s Congressional Districts. Meetings with a VA representative are by appointment only.

“Our Veterans have served and sacrificed to preserve our nation’s highest ideals,” said Mayor J. Christian Bollwage. “For their tremendous contributions to our country and difference they continue to make each day, they have our utmost respect and deserve immediate access to benefits and the best in care.” 

The event will take place from 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Stephen Sampson Senior Center, which is located at 800 Anna Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07201. Veterans interested in meeting with a VA representative can contact 202-225-7919 to schedule an appointment.