Thursday, May 19, 2011

Schwartz Announces New Service for Veterans

from the inbox:

As the daughter of a Korean War veteran, U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz takes very seriously the opportunity to help provide veterans with the medical, educational and career benefits they need.

During her service in Congress, the Congresswoman’s district offices have successfully assisted more than 1,500 veterans with VA benefits.

Through the Wounded Warrior Program, Schwartz employs a marine and Iraq war veteran, Mike Gabriel, on staff as a full-time veterans’ constituent service representative.

Mike assists constituents with obtaining official copies of separation documents, replacing medals, questions related to the Washington Crossing Cemetery, and issues with the Veterans’ Administration or military. He can also provide resources to veterans seeking assistance in areas related to education, employment, training and business opportunities.

To provide even more assistance, Schwartz’s Philadelphia office will be offering an exciting new service to veterans in the 13th District.

Beginning next week, on May 26th, Joseph Buckley, an accredited veteran service officer from the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) will be available every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to assist veterans and their families with the submission of new VA claims. He will also be able to answer eligibility and paperwork questions for constituents. Veterans do not need a membership with the VFW to participate in this service.

Those wishing to meet with Mr. Buckley should visit the Congresswoman’s Philadelphia office at 7219 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19135.

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