VA Assists Veterans with Disability Claims at Claims Workshop

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To enhance communication with Veterans, we are providing individualized VA benefits assistance beyond normal business hours at a Saturday outreach event.  The St. Petersburg VA Regional Office will hold a disability claims workshop, specifically designed to make the claims process more accessible to Veterans.

Veterans from all eras will be able to file a claim for disability benefits, submit medical documents if desired, and personally speak to a VA claims processor at the event.  Additionally, they will be able to check the status of an existing claim or appeal. Acting Director Leanne Weldin will be available to meet with Veterans.

Any Veteran interested in filing a new disability claim or checking the status of an existing claim or appeal is encouraged to attend the claims workshop at the St. Petersburg VA Regional Office from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday, July 16, 2016.  Also, in connection with the commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War, we will thank Vietnam-era Veterans with a commemorative pin.  Additionally, there will be detailed information and assistance available for Vietnam Veterans regarding Agent Orange/herbicide related disabilities.

To all Veterans and families, please plan on attending to learn more about the various VA benefits available.  In addition to information on the VA disability claims process, experts will be on hand to discuss vocational rehabilitation and employment, home loan guaranty, and other VA programs.  Veterans Service Organizations will also be available to provide support to Veterans.

Location information:
St. Petersburg VA Regional Office
9500 Bay Pines Blvd
St. Petersburg, FL 33708


  1. Here’s a legal article describing the process:

    Try Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida. Low-income Veterans and their family members are eligible for their services. According to CLSMF:

    “The Veterans Administration is so backlogged that more than 33,000 veterans are waiting for their claims to be processed at the St. Petersberg Veterans Administration (which processes most of the Central Florida claims for veterans) and veterans can expect to wait an average of one year for a decision. Even when they get a decision, many claims filed are likely to be denied and 28 percent of those denials will be erroneous.”

    This is what you’re dealing with.

  2. I have file a claim with the V.A some couple of years ago and the last heard was that it when to the board and as of today I have not heard
    anything. Maybe they are going to wait for me to die.?
    My name is: Adalberto Valladares
    I was in the U.S.Army from 1976 thru 1979 and than I got out when to
    school and when back I think in 1980 for three more years. While in training I got hurt but kept on.All my information is on my medical file.
    Need help. My D.O.B is Jan.23 1950
    Thank you. And God Bless
    Adalberto Valladares

  3. You guys want to help disabled veterans with their claims is great, but you all have so many claims from veterans that is incomplete, so what are you all going to do help them file claims and delay there claims for years too?

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