by Senator Ross Romero
Senate Minority Whip
Alert from the Utah Department of Veterans’ Affairs
Currently there are individuals employed by private companies who have no affiliation with either the state or federal VA network who are claiming to help veterans and their dependents apply for VA benefits. At times, these individuals are providing inaccurate information, causing the applications to be delayed or rejected. Many of these companies are charging veterans for their assistance.
The Department of Veterans’ Affairs reiterates that no veteran is ever required to pay for benefits they have earned.
Representatives from the Veterans Outreach Program make regular visits throughout the state to help veterans with their applications and to answer questions about benefits–free of charge.
If you have any questions or comments, please contact Terry Schow, Executive Director of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, at (801) 326-2372.
The Department of Veterans’ Affairs has a website that provides detailed information about services and benefits available to veterans. Click on the following links for information on State Benefits, Federal Benefits, Medical Benefits, and Employment Services and Rights.