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Published August 20, 2012, 03:35 PM

Veterans Group Offers Assistance With V-A Programs in Devils Lake Today

Veterans sacrifice a lot while serving their country and they may not know what benefits they can receive because of their service. A veterans group was in Devils Lake today trying to educate vets about what programs are available to them.

By: Adam Ladwig, WDAZ

Veterans sacrifice a lot while serving their country and they may not know what benefits they can receive because of their service. A veterans group was in Devils Lake today trying to educate vets about what programs are available to them.

John Baxley, The National Service Officer for North Dakota came from Fargo to answer questions about veterans benefits. Devils Lake Disabled American Veterans President Pete Padilla says his group helps veterans fill out paperwork for benefits and helps submit it to the government.

He says the most common questions vets have are about eligibility for assistance programs. V-A programs change constantly and it's difficult for veterans to keep track of what benefits they can receive.

Padilla: "Maybe they've got an idea of what it was like 20-30 years ago, but the VA policy and the rules have changed, and nobody gives them the update."

Veterans who weren't able to have their questions answered today can contact the Devils Lake D-A-V and set up an appointment.

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