ARE YOU BEING SCAMMED?
- Be suspicious of media advertisements from companies which provide information about Settlements and suggest you can ONLY obtain compensation with THEIR help. These predatory companies are not with the VA and are targeting Veterans.
- Be cautious of aggressive law firms or companies expressing a sense of urgency and insisting you must act now. Instead, use the VA Office of General Counsel (OGC) Accreditation Search to confirm and validate the credentials of anyone offering claims assistance at: https://www.va.gov/ogc/apps/accreditation/index.asp?
- Do not agree to pay any fees to help with your VA claim. There are accredited Veterans Service Organizations, agents and attorneys who will assist you for free.
- Be wary of companies claiming to be contacting you on behalf of the VA. Contact the VA directly at 1-800-827-1000 if you are unsure about the authenticity of a message you’ve received. https://www.fcc.gov/veterans-targeted-benefits-scams
- Veterans and their survivors who think they might be eligible for any PACT Act benefits should visit www.va.gov/PACT or call 1-800-MYVA411 for more information.
- Apply directly to the VA. You may submit an application securely online at VA.gov or in person at the Traill County Veterans Service Office. There are no costs or hidden fees to apply because the VA will never charge Veterans or their family members to apply for the benefits that they may be entitled to receive.
- To make an appointment at the Traill County Veterans Service Office please call 701-430-7059.
2023 VA DEER HUNT APPLICATION DEADLINE APRIL 29TH
2023 Camp Grafton Disabled Veteran Deer Hunt
WHO: Veterans who are 50% disabled or greater are encouraged to apply. Only 5 hunters allowed per day.
WHEN: Monday, November 13th and Monday, November 20th
WHERE: The Disabled Veteran Deer Hunt will take place at Camp Grafton, ND.
DEADLINE: Applications should be postmarked by April 29, 2023 to be considered. Applications are available from your local County Veteran Service Office.
*PLEASE NOTE: This is a shotgun with slug only hunt, no rifles will be allowed or provided this year.*
VIRTUAL OUTREACH MARCH 30th at 11:00am
Guest speakers will provide information on the various programs and resources within their organization that are available to ensure homeless and at risk of homeless Veterans receive the support they deserve.
Thu. Mar 30, 2023, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm CT
Virtual Homeless & Justice-Involved Veteran Outreach Symposium
Symposium Details: The primary focus of this collaborative effort is to provide training and resources to VBA’s Homeless and Justice-Involved Veteran Outreach Coordinators and external stakeholders, as well as assisting these Veterans in obtaining benefits, services, and resources that may be available to them. Guest speakers will provide information on the various programs and resources within their organization that are available to ensure homeless and at risk of homeless Veterans receive the support they deserve. This symposium will also provide attendees with information on the Sergeant First Class (SFC) Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act benefits and claims filing as well as ways to seek additional VA support.
Date: Thursday, March 30, 2023
Location: WebEx Virtual Platform
Quick Join: Click Here to Join the Symposium
Phone: 1-404-397-1596, Access Code: 2762 132 4479
VA ASSISTANCE TO AVOID EVICTION
(1)QUESTION: “I’m being evicted what should I do?”
ANSWER: If you or a Veteran needs immediate assistance to avoid eviction or loss of housing, please call the National Call Center for Homeless Veterans at 1-877-4AID VET. Calls are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- VA staff are available to assist Veterans facing housing crises by directing them to the appropriate resources and supportive services offered by VA and other government entities. Below are details on several resources and services available for Veterans who are at an increased risk of eviction due to the ending of temporary renter protections.
(2)QUESTION: “I’m struggling to pay my rent and utilities who can help me?”
ANSWER: Call the Supportive Services for Veteran Families program at 701-232-2452
- Contact: Holly Papineau at 701-306-0056 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Contact: Jenny Gomke at 701-318-4430 or email: email@example.com
- Contact: Alesha Petermann at 701-388-6048 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Address: 3233 University Drive South Fargo, ND 58104
- SSVF provides case management and supportive services to prevent homelessness or to rapidly re-house Veterans and their families who are homeless.
- The SSVF subsidy program may provide a modest subsidy for two years to extremely low-income Veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
(3)QUESTION: “I need free legal help. Who can I call?”
ANSWER: Call Rachel Marsolek, LSW and VJO Coordinator at 701-200-2723 or email her at: Rachel.email@example.com She will help you find legal aid resources in North Dakota.
(4)QUESTION: “Where do I find local help?”
ANSWER: Veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness can CALL or VISIT their local VA Medical Center (VAMC) in Fargo, ND and ask to speak with a Homeless Coordinator at 701-461-7330