Veterans Benefit Workshop

MVCV News Release

The Molokai Veterans Caring for Veterans (MVCV) are hosting our second Veterans Affairs Benefits Workshop on Molokai on Saturday, Nov. 15, at Hale Mahaolu Home Pumehana in Kaunakakai from 9 to noon.  The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hopes to have two workshops a year on Molokai.

Several VA benefits personell will be at the workshop to provide information. These include the VA Honolulu Regional Office Director of Benefits, Tracey Betts, and her staff, Rommel Dasmarinas, benefits counselor; Richard McDonald, Vocational Rehab and Employment counselor; and others. They will offer information on topics like medical travel, loan guaranty, death benefits and any other veteran issues.

All veterans, family members, widows or widowers and community providers are welcome and encouraged to attend, ask questions, get and share information, and do one-on-one sessions with the various counselors.

Our Molokai veterans need Rommel Dasmarinas, our federal benefit counselor, to service them on a monthly basis to help with claim and questions.

Our VA physician, Dr. David Hafermann at the Molokai General Hospital Clinic, has retired as of Wednesday, Oct. 29 and the MVCV hope that the VA will continue to have our one weekly all-day visit with a doctor for our veterans on Molokai.  The Molokai veterans are so thankful to have had Dr. Hafermann.

Please also join us on Nov. 11, Veterans Day at 8 a.m., at the Kaunakakai Memorial Park across of the Little League park to honor and thank all of our veterans, past and present, for their sacrifices and services.

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