LAS CRUCES, N.M. - In an ongoing effort to provide top-notch constituent service, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich's (D-N.M.) staff will hold Mobile Office Hours at a Veterans' E-Benefits Workshop in Las Cruces from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, August 22, at the National Guard Armory, 259 N. Armory Road. Staff will be on hand to assist residents who have questions regarding veterans benefits, including the e-benefit online claim process, and other federal programs.
According to the Veteran’s Administration (VA) it takes 149 days on average for veterans to receive a final disability rating if they file a Fully Developed Claim online, compared to 253 days if they file a non-Fully Developed Claim on paper.
Earlier this year, Senator Heinrich joined his colleagues on the VA Backlog Working Group to unveil the 21st Century Veterans Benefits Reform Act, a comprehensive bill designed to reduce the backlog of veterans' disability claims.
Las Cruces - Friday, August 22, 2014
WHO: U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich's Staff
WHAT: Mobile Office Hours
WHEN: From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
WHERE: Veterans' E-Benefits Workshop, Las Cruces National Guard Armory, 259 N. Armory Road, Las Cruces, N.M. 88007
QUESTIONS: Contact Senator Heinrich's Las Cruces Office at (575) 523-6561.