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Voting Yes for Your Vets brings powerful advocacy to those who served

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To the editor:

One year ago, Logan County voters once again showed their respect and gratitude for their County veterans by overwhelmingly approving a levy to properly fund a Veterans Assistance Commission.

Months of work and preparation by many veterans and supporters went towards gaining approval for that proposition that would provide the VAC Superintendent the ability and funds to provide badly needed services to our veterans and their families.

The mission of Superintendent Dan Benedict has been, “to provide exemplary, client-centered services and benefits that respond to the needs of the veteran and their families.” Dan’s responsibilities include in part assisting veterans in need of emergency financial assistance and providing verification of need to the Indigent Veteran Burial Expense Commission. He has completed his State Certification to prepare and submit disability and pension claims.

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The VAC has partnered with the Logan Mason Public Transportation in assisting vets to their medical appointments.

The Lincoln Park District has also partnered with us to offer a discount program for the Rec Center for all the county veterans and their families.

The Peoria VA Vet Center is now sending a Readjustment Counselor to Lincoln every 2nd and 4th Wednesday afternoon.

Your VAC started from scratch and has been working diligently towards one goal; to make this the best in the State and we thank Logan County for continuing to show that this is a proud veteran county.

Joe Schaler

[Posted March 21, 2017]

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