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Thursday, October 20, 2016

OSU-Tulsa to host mobile unit to assist U.S. veterans with benefits, services

All U.S. veterans in the Tulsa area who would like assistance with filing veterans benefit claims are invited to a special event on Monday, Oct. 24 at Oklahoma State University-Tulsa.

The Disabled American Veterans Oklahoma mobile service office will be in Lot E from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Representatives will be on hand to assist veterans with obtaining educational benefits or filing disability compensation claims and can provide information about a number of free resources and support services for veterans.

The special event is free and open to the public. Walk-ins are welcome.

“This event will provide a convenient opportunity for our veteran community members to meet with DAV representatives and learn about benefits and resources they may be eligible for,” said Crisann Hanes, an OSU-Tulsa academic counselor, former U.S. Marine and a veterans knowledge community representative for the national Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. “The benefits claims process can be overwhelming and DAV representatives will be available to assist veterans in making it easier.”

More than 80 OSU-Tulsa students use Veterans Administration educational benefits and many more students, faculty and staff are veterans. Oklahoma is home to more than 335,000 veterans.

DAV is an organization chartered by the U.S. Congress to provide assistance for military veterans and their families and to advocate for the interests of injured and disabled veterans on Capitol Hill.

For additional information about the OSU-Tulsa visit, contact Richard Hansen, OSU Veteran Student Academic Services coordinator, by phone at 405-744-1389 or by email at militaryveterans@okstate.edu. To learn more about resources and services provided by DAV Oklahoma, visit http://okdav.org/.

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