Meeting Notes

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Notes of Interest

                     

Service Officers Report: It has been suggested that veterans get a wellness check and seek health care. If you had surgery while on active duty and have a scar, and it’s tender and painful as a result, you may be eligible for a 10% evaluation (compensation). You will have to file a claim with the V.A. and prove it is painful. Any compensation will start from the time you file your claim if approved. 
Covid-19 booster shots currently will only be administered through the V.A. to those veterans who are immunocompromised. Flu shots are now available through the V.A.
October 2nd will be the date of the Veteran Benefits Seminar in Batavia. The seminar will be held at the Batavia VFW Post on Rt. 25. It will run from 9am to 3 pm. 

Monument update: If you wish to donate to the VFW 7539 Monument fund, please  send your donation to our Post address:

VFW Post 7539
Veterans Memorial Fund

101 Fairfield Way

Bloomingdale, Illinois 60108

We are a 501C3) 19 Non-Profit corporation and your contribution is
Tax Deductable.

New Business:  Hines has started a program for the blind in which they are using Google maps to program their surroundings as Braille GPS.

Good of the Order: Look for a coat drive coming in October.

There is a link, to help veterans with the stress of military service and the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan. Look for the link on our web site.

The Trinity Lutheran Mission will match any donations to be used for the Jesse Brown V.A. Center. 

The Veterans Administration is providing Free Covid-19 shots to any veteran and family member. Call your local V.A. clinic to make an appointment. Flu shots are now available from the V.A.

Veteran Information:.

Our next meeting will be at the Bloomingdale Library. 
Check your e-mail for the date of our next meeting.

 
FYI: You can file an initial claim (that has not been previously decided by the VA), by submitting Form  21-526EZ, Application for Disability Compensation and Related Compensation Benefits. 
 
The National Archives will digitize the list of Blue Water Navy ships.
Information and resources on the Blue Water Navy Act, eligibility, and how to file a claim, can be found online. 
 

There is a Hines V.A. Hospital Advocacy group that deals with any issues a veteran might have with their health care
Phone 1-708-202-2716.

For a listing of Illinois State V.A. benefits available please check the website:
https//www.military.com/benefits/veteran-state-benefits/illinois-state-veterans-benefits.html

If you live in the Bloomingdale Township Senior Center area and need a walker, wheel chair or other items, contact them. There is no cost for these items.

Membership: An online App for your smart phone,VFW mobile recruiter is available for those wishing to join VFW Post 7539.
Go to the App store and get the App. 
Make sure you put in our Post number 7539 to join. 

 

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