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New Veterans' Service Office in Milford

The new office, which will be located on the 2nd floor of the Parsons Government Center, replaces the former center in West Haven, which was shut down due to building damage from Tropical Storm Irene.

 

and  joined local Veterans outside  to announce a new Veterans' Office of Advocacy and Assistant opening in the in Milford.

In her remarks, DeLauro noted that the West Haven office, which was located on 47 Campbell Ave., had to close following Tropical Storm Irene. In the interim, Veterans have had to travel to Bridgeport or Newingtown to find a service office. 

"This helps families deal with the stresses of deployment and return. It ensures that men and women who have worn uniforms will get the respect they deserve," DeLauro said.

"We're not just talking the talk, we're giving back to our Veterans," Mayor Blake added.

What the Veterans' Office Offers

Before Irene, the Third District Veterans' office was dealing with 2,000 new and current claims before it was forced to close and hand those claims over to the Bridgeport and Newington offices.

The service officers at the new center will "help to get together VA claims," Linda Schwartz, the CT Department of Veterans' Affairs Commissioner, said.

Schwartz went on to explain, "Our officers have one goal: Help Veterans access benefits to which they are entitled."

Veterans' Affairs Service Officer Eric Trinidad-Perez will work at the new center. He noted that officers will do house visits if needed by Veterans, and that Trinidad-Perez is bilingual, speaking both English and Spanish.

The in Milford are voting whether or not to finalize this Veterans' Service Office tonight.

Monica June 06, 2012 at 12:51 AM
This is a great idea! Glad to hereit!
gayle Hoffman August 08, 2012 at 11:05 PM
i am having a huge downsizing sale including antiques, household goods, crystal, copper, brass, piano, Thomasville chaise couch lamps ,furniture, toys, Christmas items and much, much more.. Sale is being runs by a estate sale professional. . Sale will be held at 38 Holbrook Street in Milford, a private residence. Everyone is welcome. Please let all your friends know. know of this event. Everything priced to sell! Ten percent of sales is being donated to Wounded Warriors by owner. Sale will be on August 25, rain or shine, from 9-4. Thanks
gayle Hoffman August 08, 2012 at 11:05 PM
Please put on your events calendar. Thanks
gayle Hoffman August 08, 2012 at 11:06 PM
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Alicia Haley November 28, 2012 at 11:25 AM
Wow, this is the first I have heard / seen about this program for our local Heroes in Transition. I would like more information, and may be interested in volunteering there. It is good to know that the City of Milford is taking seriously its obligation to serve those who have served us without expectation or demand for anything in return, other than respect and dignity. Kudos to those folks involved in making the concept into a reality. God bless the good guys! ~Alicia Haley former VFW 7788 LAX "Hugs From Home" committee founder and chairperson

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