Winston-Salem VA Regional Office to host ‘VA in My Town: Outer Banks’ veterans benefit

The Winston-Salem Virginia Regional Office is inviting public participation at the Veterans Benefits Live, VA in My Town: Outer Banks event May 18, May 19, and May 20. Any Veteran or survivor interested in filing a claim for Virginia disability compensation – to include the new Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act benefits – survivor’s pension, Veteran Readiness and Employment services, or needing assistance with an existing VA claim is encouraged to attend.

The event is open to all members of the public and takes place at Dare County Recreation Department – 602 Mustian St, Kill Devil Hills, NC from 9am to 3pm on Thursday, May 18th and Friday, May 19th, and from 9am to 2pm on Saturday, May 20th.  

Representatives from the Winston-Salem VA Regional Office will meet face-to-face with Veterans and survivors to address questions and concerns.  Attendees can file a claim for compensation, pension, or other VA related benefits, submit evidence, and speak to a VA claims processor about existing claims all in the same day.  

In addition to information on VA disability claims process, experts will be on hand from the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) to assist with healthcare eligibility and enrollment, nursing support, suicide prevention and on Friday, May 19, and Saturday May 20, VHA clinicians will conduct on-site Toxic Exposure Screenings. Vet Center counselors will be onsite to assist with bereavement, military sexual trauma, substance abuse, and mental health screening.