Maine Government News
Free Legal Clinic on Veteran’s Benefits on January 22, 2013
January 18, 2013
Maine State Library
Director of Library Development
Volunteer Lawyers Project
The Lawyers in Libraries, in partnership with Maine State Library, are offering their next video conferencing event on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 6 pm about Veterans’ benefits with Attorney Francis Jackson presenting. Maine State Library will offer this presentation via video conferencing from the host library, Portland Public Library.
The following will be covered by the presenter:
Have you or a family member served in military? You or your family member may be eligible for disability compensation or pension benefits from the Veterans Administration.
Have you applied for compensation and been denied or still waiting to hear from the VA? Seventy percent of claims are approved or reconsidered if you appeal.
Anyone can participate at the libraries listed below on January 22, 2013 at 6pm to get general veterans benefits questions answered by experienced Veterans benefits attorney Francis Jackson. Francis Jackson brought and won his first case to the Federal Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims in 1992 and has been advocating for veterans from across the country ever since. Francis will be answering general questions live across video feed about types of benefits, eligibility and how to start the appeal process.
Sites broadcasting via video conferencing are the following:
Maine State Library – Library Studio – Follow signs posted at the Library for the Studio
Bangor Public Library; Cary Library; Cherryfield Public Library; Skowhegan Public Library; York Public Library
Portland Public Library - Host Library - Live presentation
For more information call: (207) 287-5620, Maine State Library, 230 State Street, Augusta, ME 04333; located in the Cultural Building in the Capital Complex