Forum to help area veterans navigate federal system

A forum for veterans on Sept. 9 will assemble a team of experts who specialize in knowing how the VA works. They'll answer questions and provide helpful information to navigate the federal benefits system.

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September 2, 2022 - 5:23 PM

Therese Yetzbacher, left, and Doug Northcutt of the Willis J. Ross Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6324 in LaHarpe will host a public forum Friday for area military veterans, their spouses and caregivers to learn more about eligibility for VA benefits. Photo by Richard Luken

LAHARPE — Far too many veterans are eligible to receive healthcare services through the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, but don’t for whatever reason, Therese Yetzbacher contends.

For some, it’s the hassle of going through a frequently lengthy bureaucratic process of finding out which, if any, services are covered.

But for many others, it’s the fact they may not be aware they’re eligible in the first place.

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