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Handbook helps vets

A recent handbook produced by the Veterans Administration is a helpful tool to assist 99'ers.

It has recent updates for payments to veterans and outlines programs available to vets.

The benefits range from disability compensation, health-care benefits, insurance, and burial.

Many WWII veterans are not aware that they may have qualified for disability compensation for injuries during combat, including frozen feet, mental stress, and a wide variety of others.

Veterans are urged to contact a service representative of a national organization (Legion, VFW, DAV, etc.) at a VA facility.

A complete evaluation will be given to see if the veteran qualifies.

The handbook also lists special benefits for POWs.

The 120 page booklet is available from the Government Printing Office for $7. Call toll free, 1-866-512-1800. Credit cards are accepted. Or, you may download the booklet free at www.va.gov/opa/feature.

To order by mail: GPO, Superintendent of Documents, PO Box 371954, Pittsburgh PA 15250-7954.

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