Veterans have until 5 p.m. Wednesday to make appointments for virtual visits with VA claims representatives at the Little Rock Veterans Affairs Regional Office.
The virtual visits will be Thursday. Veterans may call 501-370-3829 to make an appointment to speak one-on-one with a VA benefits representative who can assist with specific questions regarding VA benefits claims.
The virtual clinic will be 4-6 p.m. Thursday.
“Even though we have all been affected by the pandemic, we still have a mission to serve the veterans in the state of Arkansas,” said Little Rock VA Regional Office Executive Director Sammie Quillin. “It is our responsibility to provide these services to our veterans who answered the call of our nation and protected the freedom of our country.”
VA Regional Offices provide financial and other forms of assistance to veterans and their dependents. This includes disability compensation, survivor’s benefits, pension and fiduciary service, education and training, vocational rehabilitation and employment assistance, life insurance coverage, and home loans guaranties.
VA recently added three presumptive disability conditions related to toxic exposure: asthma, rhinitis, and sinusitis. Military service members may have been exposed to a variety of airborne hazards or contaminants resulting in one or more of these presumptive conditions and potentially other related medical conditions while on active duty in Afghanistan, Djibouti, Syria, and Uzbekistan during the Persian Gulf War from September 19, 2001 to present, or the Southwest Asia theater of operations from August 2, 1990 to present.
During the upcoming Virtual Claims Clinic, staff of the Little Rock VA Regional Office are available to answer questions about existing VA benefits claims and how to file a new one.