Schilling invites area heroes to veterans forum to ensure they are getting the care and attention they deserve

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

Congressman Bobby Schilling (R-IL-17) will be hosting a forum specifically for veterans this Saturday, October 1 featuring Mr. Duane Honeycutt, Director of the Veterans Administration Regional Office in Chicago (VARO).  Director Honeycutt has graciously agreed to meet with area veterans to gather input from them about their needs and provide them with information about veterans benefits and processes.  The forum is intended to be educational and will address issues pertaining to the operation of the VARO, such as how to properly file a claim, the claim and appeal process, what document are necessary to file a claim, the length of time to review a claim, and more.  The forum is open to veterans, their spouses, VSOs, and other individuals who may have concerns related to the specific nature of the forum.

“Our veterans and their families have sacrificed so much for our country, and it is our responsibility to provide them with the care they deserve,” Schilling said.  “This forum will give our area’s heroes the opportunity to speak directly with VA officials to share their ideas about what can be done both in Illinois and in Washington to improve their access to care.

WHO: Mr. Duane Honeycutt, Director of the Veterans Administration Regional Office in Chicago (VARO), and U.S. Rep. Bobby Schilling

WHAT: Veterans Forum, to gather input on veterans’ needs and provide information about veterans benefits and processes

WHEN: Saturday, October 1 from 10:00am CST – 12:00pm CST

WHERE: American Legion Post 246, 1623 15th Street, Moline, Illinois

WHY: In an effort to ensure our area’s heroes are getting the care and attention they deserve

Those interested in attending the forum can contact Schilling’s office in Moline by calling (309) 757-7630.