Hultgren to Host Veterans Resource Discussion featuring VA Officials and Veterans Service Organizations
McHenry, IL —U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) will host a veterans resource discussion featuring VA officials and veterans service organizations on Monday, March 12 at 3:00 p.m. at the McHenry Recreation Center. Veterans and their families are invited to join the discussion with updated information on available benefits, claims processing and employment and housing services.
“Veterans of the Armed Forces and their families face unique challenges when navigating the process of receiving state and federal benefits, and my priority is to make sure veterans are receiving the assistance they deserve,” said Rep. Hultgren. “I invite all 14th District veterans and their families to join me and representatives from local, state and federal agencies and organizations for this important update.”
Veterans Resource Discussion and Traveling Help Desk
Congressman Randy Hultgren (IL-14)
Veterans and family members
Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center
Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs
Lake County Veterans Assistance Commission
McHenry County Veterans Assistance Commission
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Chicago Regional Benefits Office
Monday, March 12, 2018
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. CT
McHenry Recreation Center
3636 Municipal Drive
McHenry, IL 60050
Rep. Hultgren has consistently stood up for veterans in Congress:
- He reintroduced the Protecting Veterans Credit Act, bipartisan legislation to protect the credit rating of veterans and prevent them from unnecessary financial hardship due to delayed payments associated with the Veterans Choice Program. The Financial Services Committee held a constructive hearing on the bill, and the Congressman is pushing for a vote.
- He sent a letter to the Secretary of the Veterans Affairs, demanding answers on why the VA has still not implemented a key portion of the major VA overhaul, the Veterans Choice Program.
- He sent a letter to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, urging the department to fund and continue the mission of the Veterans Employment Services Office and to encourage VA hospitals to continue their Mobile Medical Unit program.
- He hosted a veterans forum to discuss best practices regarding the implementation of Veterans Treatment Courts, a structured justice and treatment system tailored to veterans’ needs.
- He co-sponsored the Expanding Veterans’ Access to Choice Act to ensure the that VA fully implements the Veterans Choice Program and to grant veterans who live too far from a VA hospital access to VA-approved private health care providers.
- He cosponsored the Veterans Timely Access to Health Care Act to ensure veterans can get access to care within 30 days of original contact with the VA.
- He supported House passage of the Hire More Heroes Act, a bill he cosponsored which encourages small businesses to hire veterans by providing relief from the Affordable Care Act’s burdensome employer mandate.
- He co-sponsored the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act, a bill which enables eligible veterans members who served in the territorial seas of Vietnam during the Vietnam War to receive VA health benefits from diseases linked to Agent Orange.
- He co-cosponsored legislation to require the VA to cover all dental care for veterans.
- He co-sponsored legislation to expand educational assistance to veterans who pursue apprenticeship and certification programs.