Pulaski County Community Services will host a free Veterans Benefits Fair, Saturday, October 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Pulaski County Regional Building in Downtown Little Rock at 501 W. Markham. This is the first veterans benefits fair held by Pulaski County. Vendors will share information, answer questions regarding healthcare needs and perform wellness checks. Veterans are asked to bring their DD214. Lunch is provided thanks to Ben E. Keith, Riggs CAT and First Security.
“This event offers veterans a direct line of communication with the VA Healthcare System as well as an opportunity to fellowship with other veterans,” said County Veterans Services Officer, Carlos Cervantes. “We have an aging Vietnam veteran population who need healthcare coverage. Our young veteran population often feel that health benefits aren’t needed because they’re young. It’s important to get all of our veterans signed up—they’ve earned it.”
Arkansas is home to more than 225,000 Veterans with 30,934 in Pulaski County. The estimated total Arkansas economic impact is $4.5 billion to $5 billion, making them, if they were an industry, the fourth largest in the state.
About Pulaski County Community Services, Veteran Services:
Pulaski County Community Services is a department within Pulaski County Government aimed at providing economic development assistance, safe and affordable housing, quality of life essentials, and grants assistance to all residents and businesses within Pulaski County. Community Services views itself as a tool to improve the quality of life for each individual in the county. Our goal is to provide the highest quality of service and public value to the citizens and businesses of Pulaski County. The Pulaski County Veterans Services Officer (CVSO) counsels and assists veterans and their dependents with completing VA paperwork and filing claims. The County Veterans Service Officer ensures eligible veterans and their dependents receive their earned benefits through federal, state and/or local organizations. The Pulaski County Judge appoints the CVSO, a veteran of the United States Armed Forces. Along with providing outreach, the CVSO presents programs on veterans’ benefits to the approximately 30,000 veterans within Pulaski County.
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