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University of Missouri Extension Teams up with MU Law School VA Clinic to Help Veterans

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Veterans can get help with VA disability claims, benefits and military discharges through a new partnership with University of Missouri Extension and the Veterans Clinic at the University of Missouri School of Law.

Clinic personnel are holding Tigers for Troops events where they share information during a group session.  After that, clinic attorneys are available to meet individually with veterans to discuss specific questions.  MU law students are at the events to help attorneys and provide general information.

There are some upcoming Tigers for Troops sessions in southwest Missouri.  Sessions will be held:

February 7 from 8:30 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 5 p.m. at Lockwood United Methodist Church Life Center, located behind the church at 410 Main in Lockwood.  Call (417) 637-2112 to register.

February 8 from 8:30 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 5 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Lamar, 1301 E. 6th St. in Lamar.  Call (417) 682-3579 to register.

Registration can also be done on-site before the sessions begin.   

Veterans are asked to take any military or VA records they have in their possession, according to University of Missouri Extension, so the Veterans Clinic can better help them.

Veterans Clinic attorneys and law students will visit 73 rural counties over the next two years to educate and assist veterans. The Tigers for Troops program is the result of an agreement between the clinic and the Missouri Housing Development Commission.