FT. MYER, VA / ACCESSWIRE / July 24, 2014 / American Armed Forces Mutual Aid Association (AAFMAA) has announced that it will host the DAV (Disabled American Veterans) free Mobile Service Office at its Reston, Va. location on Saturday, August 2, 2014. This is the fourth-consecutive year veterans have been invited to AAFMAA’s historic Manor House to receive assistance with service-connected disability claims. Following record attendance of 118 veterans in 2013, the organizations are hoping to help even more veterans this year.
Veterans who would like to initiate or modify a service-connected disability claim with the Department of Veterans Affairs are encouraged to attend and meet with one of DAV’s National Service Officers. The service is free and open to all veterans.
Veterans should bring:
- Discharge Certificate (DD Form 214)
- VA claim number, if one has been assigned to them
- Social Security number
- Any other pertinent documentation regarding their claim(s)
"We are very pleased to host the DAV Mobile Service Office again this year at our historic Manor House," said Jim Malley, EVP and Chief Operating Officer, AAFMAA Member & Survivor Benefits. "AAFMAA’s partnership with DAV is an integral part of the premier VA claims coordination service we deliver to our members. The work we do together provides much needed guidance and information to the veteran community."
During the event, AAFMAA will conduct two complimentary information sessions for veterans in attendance. BG Michael J Meese, USA, Ret., AAFMAA Chief Operating Officer and Secretary will present a session entitled, "Veterans in Today’s Economy" and SFC Arthur Lyons, ARNG, Senior Relationship Manager, AAFMAA Wealth Management & Trust LLC, will present a session entitled, "Financial Life Skills for Disabled Veterans."
DAV Mobile Service Office Event
August 2, 2014
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
AAFMAA Manor House
1850 Old Reston Ave
Reston, VA 20190
DAV empowers veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. It is dedicated to a single purpose: fulfilling our promises to the men and women who served. DAV does this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life. DAV, a non-profit organization with 1.2 million members, was founded in 1920 and chartered by the U. S. Congress in 1932.
Founded in 1879, AAFMAA is the oldest private, non-profit organization exclusively serving the America Armed Forces community. The Association provides life insurance, wealth management, and member and survivor benefits to service members from all branches of the U.S. military and is operated solely for the benefit of its members and their survivors. Today AAFMAA membership exceeds 90,000 with more than $25 billion of insurance in force. For more information please contact AAFMAA at 800-522-5221 or email [email protected].
American Armed Forces Mutual Aid Association
SOURCE: American Armed Forces Mutual Aid Association