VA Mobile Center reaching out to Pine Belt vets

COLLINS, MS (WDAM) - A VA Mobile Vet Center is in the Pine Belt this week assisting veterans in rural communities.

Tuesday, the mobile center was at the Covington County Court House assisting eligible veterans in getting enrolled in health care through the Veteran's Administration. There are around 70-mobile centers based around the country that go into mostly rural areas to extend the VA's reach to veterans, service members, and their families.

"We are  offering them enrollment and eligibility, said Belinda Okafor, Veterans Administration Services. "We also are giving them information on how to file a claim, health care benefits, those  type of things. We want every veteran who is eligible in the state enrolled in the VA system."

The mobile center will be in Prentiss on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and in Columbia Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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