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Hidalgo Co. Steps In to Assist Veterans, Family File Claims

3 years 10 months 3 weeks ago Monday, October 30 2017 Oct 30, 2017 October 30, 2017 2:27 PM October 30, 2017 in News

RAYMONDVILLE – Veterans in Willacy County who need help filing claims are currently being assisted in Hidalgo County.

The county veteran service officer for Willacy County stepped down about two weeks ago.

Since then, veterans have been receiving help from Hidalgo County who has four officers on staff.

They are helping veterans and dependents with forms like those pertaining to injuries sustained during service.

“We help them to file claims for compensation, which means that they’re going to be recognized by the VA for having injuries from service. And, they will probably get compensation in the form of money from the VA,” said Hidalgo County Veterans Service Officer Oscar Salinas.

They can also help dependents with death benefits.

Hidalgo County staff members said they will be filling in while Willacy County hires a new officer.

The Willacy County judge said they had four applicants apply for the position. They will be conducting interviews in the next coming days. 

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