The Cameron University Office of Veterans Affairs will host a claims processor from the Muskogee VA Regional Processing Office on Tuesday, February 8. The veterans claims examiner will be on the Cameron campus to assist veterans, active service members and their dependents.
In addition, Kimberly Wendel, Military Services Coordinator – IDES Fort Sill, and Rachel Barber, Legal Administrative Specialist/Public Contact Outreach Specialist, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Veterans Service Center at Fort Sill, will be available to answer questions, as will Alfred Finch, Cameron’s VetSuccess on Campus counselor. All will be available from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Room 332 of North Shepler. For more information, call CU Office of Veterans Affairs at 580-581-2301.
“Veterans and their dependents often have questions about their VA claims that our office is unable to address,” says Vicki Henson, CU Veterans Affairs Coordinator. “By hosting a claims examiner from the Muskogee Regional Office VA claims examiners, we are making it possible for those individuals to receive personal service regarding VA educational benefits. The claims examiner can also process claims, work on problem resolution, check on individual VA educational claims benefit status and answer specific questions about educational benefit eligibility, check amounts and more.”
In addition to addressing concerns about educational eligibility and benefits, the claims examiners can provide clarification on new legislation that might impact veterans educational benefits. This will allow dependents who may receive VA educational benefits in the future to gain insights and ask questions in person about benefits they might receive.
Wendel and Barber will be available to provide information, answer questions and discuss all other types of VA benefits, including compensation, pension, and all other non-educational VA benefits, as well as assist active duty military personnel transitioning to civilian life regarding the availability of benefits.
Finch will be available to visit with students regarding an array of services available to those planning to use their VA educational benefits at Cameron. He is available to answer questions about understanding and applying for VA educational benefits as well as other VA benefits including disability compensation, life insurance, home loan guaranty and vocational rehabilitation.