BRENTWOOD -- Those who served this county in active military duty, but are unsure about the benefits they are entitled to are encouraged to check out an informational seminar next weekend.

The Delta Veterans Group and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 10789 are hosting the event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Brentwood Veterans Memorial Building, 757 First St.

The goal is to have an all-in-one event to educate veterans and their families about features and advantages from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, including schooling, health benefits and even death rights, officials said.

"For a lot of (veterans), the problem is that you leave the military and are out-processed so quickly, they don't tell you what will happen in the future," said Steve Todd, commander of the Brentwood VFW Post.

One group of veterans that can benefit is those that suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, but don't know they can get help by getting into the hospital system, he said.

Veterans can file claims at the event, he said.

The event will also include the chance for one-on-one personal interviews with a service officer from the Disabled American Veterans nonprofit organization, or local groups that offer counseling such as the East County Veterans.

"It's asking 'what do you need,' and letting them know we're there to help," Todd said.

For more information, call Todd at 415-722-0923.

Contact Paul Burgarino at 925-779-7164. Follow him at Twitter.com/paulburgarino.


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