Local Vets get helping hand filing benefit claims

A DAV Mobile Service Office made a stop in Albany. / Sean Streicher

The Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Mobile Service Office (MSO) was at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2785 in Albany on Thursday.

DAV is a non-profit organization that helps veterans and their families file benefit claims with the Department of Veteran Affairs.

There are 88 DAV offices throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.

In order to reach vets in more rural areas DAV implemented MSO's, which essentially brings an office to the veterans to help with the " development of evidence, completion of required applications and prosecution of claims for veterans benefits administered under federal, state and local laws."

DAV officials are also able to answer questions for the veterans.

"There's a gambit of things that they can ask us, and we're pretty knowledgeable on the law, we can actually tell them if they have a claim or they don't have a claim", said Todd Peddle, a DAV National Service officer.

September 21st the DAV Mobile Service Office will be at:

Disabled American Veterans,
Donald A. Moody Chapter #33
233 North Hudson Road,
Suite 241
Warner Robins, Georgia

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