The informational seminar, which will include officials from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA), the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), and the Small Business Administration (SBA), is open to all military, veterans, and their families.
VA officials will discuss health care benefits, readjustment benefits, continuing education, and housing assistance programs. DOL officials will discuss veterans preference and reemployment rights, licensing and certification, specific assistance to female veterans, and employment and training programs, including the Transition Assistance Program (TAP).
SBA officials will discuss resources, including grant opportunities, available to help start or grow businesses.
Following the presentations, officials will be available for questions.
In addition to department and agency representatives, Rep. Thompson and his staff will be on hand during the event to answer questions, assist veterans with casework, and schedule future meetings with departments and agencies.
Similar to previous years, Rep. Thompson’s veteran outreach will coincide with related activities and meetings.
During the first week of May, he will be meeting with Guard and Reserve units from across the district.
On May 13, 2014, prior to the informational seminar, he will tour the Erie VA hospital.
Details of the event are as follows:
U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5)
U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA)
U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 7:00PM
VFW Post 470
1808 W 26th Street
Erie, PA 16508
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