Central Florida Veterans Offered Free Help with VA Benefits

Saint Leo University's tribute to 40 years of serving the military. Photo credit St. Leo

Saint Leo University’s tribute to 40 years of serving the military. Photo credit St. Leo

An eight member team from the University of Detroit Mercy Law School that travels the nation offering free help to veterans is due to pull into the Tampa Bay region this week.

The offer of free legal help is called Project Salute and scheduled to arrive at Saint Leo University, 33701 State Road 52, in Pasco County this Friday, Feb. 22, 2013.

Clinic hours are set from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. but will be extended if needed.

Low-income veterans who need help filing disability and pension benefits are welcome. Veterans should bring with them all necessary paperwork such as their Discharge from Active Duty (DD-214) form. any recent VA rating decisions and other pertinent documents.

The clinic will be held in the St. Leo Student Activities Building, room 117. Legal help will also be available aboard the Project Salute bus parked near the Tapia Lakeside Patio at the Student Community Center.

The university has a full calendar of events planned in observation of its 40th anniversary of serving the military.


2 Responses

  1. This is a wonderful act of kindness. I’m so glad that people are out there helping Veterans with their benefits. If any of them are like my father, an older Veteran, trying to do it themselves is difficult. I’m helping him discover what he qualifies for and we’re using a book called “Crack the VA” by Barbara Steinberg, there is more information about her and the book on her website http://www.blseldercare.com/. It’s been a great help to us and I’d recommend it to anyone else trying to figure out the VA system. Hope it can help others like it has us!

  2. Thanks for this initiative whose utility for veterans is great and will solve problems for more of them. All is on favor of veterans is welcome, as it assume the nature of thanking those who have served us claudio alpaca

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