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Pasadena benefits fair March 26 for Texas veterans


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State and federal officials join to help with veterans’ benefits questions

Contact: Jim Suydam
415-463-2716
jim.suydam@glo.texas.gov
MEDIA ADVISORY — Jan 25, 2011



AUSTIN — A free "come and go" benefits fair for Texas veterans will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 26 at the Pasadena Civic Center, 7902 Fairmont Parkway, Pasadena, 77507.   The fair, targeting all area veterans, is one of several throughout the state. 

Officials from the Texas Veterans Land Board will be on hand to provide information on state programs including land, housing and home improvement loans as well as Texas state veterans cemeteries and nursing homes for veterans. Joining them will be representatives from the Texas Veterans Commission, the Small Business Administration, the Social Security Administration, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and local Realtors and lenders specializing in veterans loans. Veterans wishing to discuss pending claims with VA officials should bring pertinent case information, including claim numbers if available. Veterans are encouraged to drop in to learn more about their benefits any time between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and are not required to stay for the duration of the event. 

For more information on the benefits fair, please call Mike McReaken at 832-489-1007. 

For more information on benefits available only to Texas veterans, such as veterans cemeteries, nursing homes and low-interest land and home loans, call 1-800-252-8387 or visit www.texasveterans.com

WHO:                   Texas veterans

WHAT:                Free benefits fair for Texas veterans

WHEN:                10 a.m., Saturday, March 26

WHERE:              Pasadena Civic Center, 7902 Fairmont Parkway, Pasadena, 77507

WHY:                   To help Texas veterans learn about improved state and federal benefits. Call 1-800-252-VETS (1-800-252-8387) for more information, or visit the Veterans Land Board Web site at .

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