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Veterans and their families invited to take advantage of mobile office visit

Mon, August 07, 2017
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The DAV Mobile Service Office is coming to the Oklahoma State University campus to provide free assistance to veterans and their families in filing for veteran benefits claims on Thursday, August 17, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The mobile office will be parked at the upper level of the Student Union North Plaza. 

The van is staffed by veteran services officers, supplied by the Oklahoma Department of Disable American Veterans (DAV), who can answer questions and assist in filing claims for benefits with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. 

“These officers are well-versed in providing counseling, completing and filing benefit forms, they simply ask that you bring any related information you may have, including medical records, DD214s, and prior correspondence with the VA to help them along,” said Rick Hansen, coordinator of Veteran Student Academic Services at OSU.

According to DAV statistics, benefit claims representing more than 292,000 veterans and family members were filed in 2016.

The primary task of Veterans Student Academic Services is to coordinate with campus, community, state and federal organizations and agencies to provide services to more than 850 veterans and military-affiliated students at OSU. The office is also in charge of the Veterans Success Center on campus, which offers student veterans a place to study, seek academic assistance, and interact as they transition to college life.

For more information, contact Rick Hansen by emailing richard.hansen@okstate.edu or calling (405) 744-1390.