Published On: Fri, Oct 6th, 2017

VA Office of Tribal Government Relations to visit Cherokee

 

VA’s Office of Tribal Government Relations, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and the United South and Eastern Tribes (USET) Veterans Committee are collaborating on two separate programs geared toward outreach to American Indian Veteran populations.  Both events are open to the public and all veterans, widows and family members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

A Veterans Town Hall Meeting will take place at the Steve Youngdeer American Legion Post 143 on Tuesday, Oct. 10 from 3-7pm.  The purpose of this event is to allow Veterans and their families a chance to provide direct feedback, as well as present questions and concerns about their VA benefits, healthcare and services.

A full-day (8:00-4:30) of training sessions will provide information on various Veterans programs and services will occur on Thursday, Oct. 12 from 8am – 4:30pm.  The information provided at these sessions should be beneficial to Veterans, widows, family members and Tribal agencies that service them.

**Veterans who are not enrolled in VA health care can bring their military discharge paperwork (DD-214) and apply for enrollment during the event. Staff will be available to help in determining eligibility, filling out enrollment requests forms and scheduling appointments. There will also be VBA representatives on site to assist with questions regarding claims.**

– VA’s Office of Tribal Government Relations