Meeting Notes

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Notes of Interest

                     

Meeting Notes: There are two Post openings: Community Affairs Officer and Color Guard Commander.

The Village of Bloomingdale and the library will not be holding a Memorial Day observance this year. It was suggested that our Post
hold a ceremony at the Gazebo to commemorate Memorial Day
 Our Post will purchase a flag for the new military branch of service, Space Force. Veterans who are 100% V.A. disabled and wish to receive a
Covid-19 vaccination, your spouse is also eligible to receive one thru

the V.A.

If you receive a letter from the V.A, concerning a co-pay for Agent Orange treatment and you have been billed, call the V.A. to have the charges dismissed or reduced.
The co-pay charge must be service connected though to have the bill dismissed. 

Service Officers Report: Our Service Officer reported that on May 1st at the Batavia VFW Post from 9-3p.m. there will be a benefit seminar about understanding veterans’ benefits. The cost is $20 per person and includes breakfast and lunch. Our Post has voted to pay for anyone from our Post who wishes to go.

There are a couple of additions to the agent orange list: Bladder cancer, Parkinsonism Disease, and Hypo-Thyroidism. The National Archives will digitize the list of Blue Water Navy ships.

All meetings at the Bloomingdale Library have been cancelled thru March.  Check your e-mail for information on 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. 
 
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

Safety Officer: Remember to shred your documents before discarding them in the trash. If you get a COVID-19 vaccination, take a picture on your smart phone as a record of your immunity. 

Good of the Order: 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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