VA Assists Veterans with Disability Claims at Disability Workshop


 To enhance communication with Veterans, the VA is providing individualized VA benefits assistance beyond normal business hours at a Saturday outreach event. The St. Petersburg VA Regional Office will hold a disability claims workshop, specifically designed to make the claims process more accessible to Veterans. Veterans from all eras will be able to file a claim for disability benefits, submit medical documents if desired, and personally speak to a VA claims processor at the event. Additionally, they will be able to check the status of an existing claim or appeal.

Any Veteran interested in filing a new disability claim or checking the status of an existing claim or appeal is encouraged to attend the claims workshop at the St. Petersburg VA Regional Office from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm on Saturday, June 10, 2017. Also, in connection with the commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War, we will thank Vietnam-era Veterans with a commemorative pin. Additionally, there will be detailed information and assistance available for Vietnam Veterans regarding Agent Orange/herbicide related disabilities.

To all Veterans and families, please plan on attending to learn more about the various VA benefits available. In addition to information on the VA disability claims process, experts will be on hand to discuss vocational rehabilitation and employment, home loan guaranty, and other VA programs. Veterans Service Organizations will also be available to provide support to Veterans.

Location information:

St. Petersburg VA Regional Office

9500 Bay Pines Blvd

St. Petersburg, FL 33708

About Jeff Cavanagh

Jeff Cavanagh spent his freshman year at St. Petersburg Junior College back in the early 70s before enlisting in the United States Navy. Soon after, he attended Jacksonville University on a Navy ROTC scholarship. After college, he was commissioned and became a qualified Surface Warfare Officer spending the next 22 years honing his skills as a ship-handler and expert recruiter before retiring in 1994. Jeff expresses a deep sense of pride in St. Petersburg College due to connections that go back many years. His father, Tom Cavanagh, was a career Air Force fighter pilot and combat veteran who taught Geography and Western Civilization at St. Petersburg Junior College in the 60’s and 70’s.

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