Learn more about your Veterans benefits at local event

The Edward Hines Jr. VA Medical Center Outreach Team, along with the Grundy County Veterans Assistance Commission, will continue their outreach visits at the Channahon Village Hall, 24555 S. Navajo Dr., Channahon from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 11. The outreach team and the VAC staff can assist veterans with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs benefits, along with veteran's benefits available from other agencies. This event is free and open to all veterans. Seasonal flu shots are available for eligible veterans, the nurse can also provide information regarding other immunizations available from the VA. If a veteran is interested in enrollment in the VA Health Care System, bring a copy of their DD214 and a government issued photo ID. One may be eligible for VA health care benefits if they served in the active military, naval, or air service and didn't receive a dishonorable discharge. Those who enlisted after Sept. 7, 1980, or entered active duty after Oct. 16, 1981, must have served 24 continuous months or the full period for which you were called to active duty. There are other conditions under which you might be eligible, attending these outreach events will allow you to discuss your situation with the enrollment coordinator directly. If you would like more information about the Hines VA outreach program, please call Patrick Grimes at 708-904-1473.