A free seminar is planned to assist veterans and their dependents in understanding the benefits available from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The seminar will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13 in the Judge Guy Boyington Building, 857 Commercial St., Astoria.

Understanding the eligibility criteria and applying for veterans’ benefits can be challenging. The rules that govern eligibility are complex and change regularly. Clatsop County Veterans Services will provide information on the application requirements and discuss the benefits available, including:

• Disability compensation; income for injuries incident to service;

• Pension, a needs-based supplement available to veterans and their dependents;

• Health care benefits; and

• Educational benefits.

For more information, contact Phil Simmons, 503-440-8310


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