BLAKESLEE – Rep. Jack Rader (R-Monroe) today announced that an in-person assistance program for area veterans and their families will once again be available at his district office in Blakeslee on a monthly basis. The free service was canceled last year due to the restrictions resulting from COVID-19.
An American Legion service officer will be in Rader’s office on the third Tuesday of each month, starting July 20, to meet with veterans and/or their family members. Those interested in scheduling an appointment should call 570-643-7683.
“Now that we are exiting the pandemic, I am pleased we are able to resume offering this important service and I encourage area veterans and their family members to take advantage of it,” said Rader. “This is the least we can do for those who have given so much for our nation.”
The American Legion service officer will be available to answer questions about veterans benefits and help file claims, including:
• Compensation and pension claims.
• Education benefits.
• Enrollment in the VA health care system.
• Burial and survivor benefits.
• State benefits.
• Obtaining military personnel and medical records.
Rader’s Blakeslee office is located in the Blakeslee Medical Professional Complex, 395 Route 940, Suite 104.
Representative Jack Rader
176th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Andy Briggs