To help vets, Sen. Pappageorge co-hosts Project SALUTE event
Thursday, June 11, 2009
LANSING — In partnership with the University of Detroit Mercy Veterans Law clinic, Sen. John Pappageorge is hosting a “Project SALUTE” event Monday, June 15 to help ensure that veterans receive the federal benefits they deserve.
“Veterans shouldn’t have to fight to receive the benefits they deserve after bravely fighting for our freedom,” said Pappageorge, a retired Army colonel. “This event, made possible by the University of Detroit Mercy’s Law School, gives veterans an opportunity to receive free legal counsel about important matters like disability and their pensions.”
The free, informational event is scheduled for Monday, June 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Bishop Foley Catholic High School, located at 32000 Campbell Road in Madison Heights. All veterans are welcome to attend.
Veterans should bring their DD Form 214, recent ratings decisions and any other documents which will be useful for understanding and evaluating their federal veteran benefit situation.
According to its Web site, Project SALUTE (UDM’s national Veterans Clinic) will visit more than 20 cities throughout the United States in 2009. Project SALUTE is a one-of-a-kind mobile law office that assists low-income veterans across Michigan and the nation.
“I’m pleased to co-host this free event with the University of Detroit Mercy’s Law School,” Pappageorge said. “I hope veterans across Oakland County take advantage of this opportunity.”
For more information, contact Pappageorge’s office toll-free at 1-877-736-1384.