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Free assistance available to help veterans obtain benefits, services earned through military service

March 30, 2015

Students, employees, and community members looking for information about the veteran rights and benefits they earned by serving their country can meet with representatives from the Disabled American Veterans April 13 on Virginia Tech's campus. The event is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Squires Student Center - West Wall Plaza, 290 College Avenue.

This event gives veterans the opportunity to meet with Disabled American Veterans representatives in the New River Valley instead of traveling to Roanoke.

Registration is not required and services are free, but individuals who plan to participate should bring their claim number, social security number, and other pertinent documents such as their DD Form 214.

The Disabled American Veterans Mobile Service Office will provide free professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.

In 2014, about 50,000 people applied for jobs at the university. Approximately, 2,100 of those applicants indicated they are veterans. Today, Virginia Tech employs more than 300 veterans and has more than 200 student veterans enrolled in classes. The university is fully committed to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action for covered veterans.

With a visitor’s permit, parking is available in the Squires Lot, located at the corner of College Avenue and Otey Street or the Architecture Annex Lot also on Otey Street. Parking meters within the Squires Lot will need to be paid. Permits are available at the Visitor Center, 925 Prices Fork Road, during regular business hours or at the Virginia Tech Police Department in the maintenance complex off Southgate Drive at all other times. Find more parking information online, or call 540-231-3200.

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