APPLE VALLEY, Calif. — Former members of the U.S. military are invited to the fifth Annual High Desert Veterans Resource Fair on Thursday, May 31 to highlight information on veterans’ benefits, job openings and personalized claims assistance.
Hosted by San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Chairman Robert Lovingood, the event will include local employers, health care services, financial services and information on veterans’ benefits with opportunities for one-on-one assistance. The San Bernardino County Department of Veterans Affairs will be available to discuss and file disability claims, issue veteran ID cards and provide general assistance.
“Serving veterans is a priority in San Bernardino County,” said Lovingood, an Air Force veteran. “Our County Department of Veterans Affairs served 28,101 veterans and family members last year. The County department also filed service connected disability claims, resulting in veterans receiving more than $45 million last year – legal benefits these veterans earned. That’s the highest amount received by any county in California.”
The Department of Veterans Affairs will be available to assist with compensation, pension, vocational rehabilitation and employment, education, insurance and other services available to veterans. Veterans who require assistance with claims are encouraged to bring a copy of their DD-214 and identification.
Additionally, Arrowhead Regional Medical Center will have their mobile clinic on hand with a registered nurse and medical assistant to provide heart rate respiratory rate, blood pressure, temperature and oxygen saturation measurements. They will also be providing education about nutrition, diet and healthy eating options.
Elected officials or representatives from the office of Congressman Paul Cook, Sen. Scott Wilk, Assemblymember Jay Obernolte and County Assessor/Recorder Bob Dutton will also be on hand.
Supervisor Lovingood’s Veterans Resource Fair will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 31 at the Apple Valley Conference Center, 14975 Dale Evans Road in Apple Valley. For more information, call Supervisor Lovingood’s Victorville office at (760) 995-8100 or email SupervisorLovingood@SBCounty.gov.
(source: Robert A. Lovingood news release)