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Local Events and Happenings

Project Homeless Connect Seaside

Portland RO will be attending the Astoria/Seaside Project Homeless Connect event 1/30/2014 from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. This event is being hosted by Clatsop Community Action (CCA), a non-profit organization whose mission is to help people meet housing, food, and other basic living needs. Numerous agencies will be attending to provide a variety of services to homeless and near homeless families and individuals. Our staff will be available to answer questions and assist Veterans with VA benefits claims processing and enrollment in e-Benefits. Location: Seaside Convention Center 415 First Ave. Seaside OR. 97138 For more information contact CCA at (503) 325-1400.

Homeless Veterans Stand Down

On 2/1/2014, from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. the Portland RO will be attending a Homeless Veterans Stand Down at the Columbia County Fair Grounds located at 58892 Saulser Rd, St Helens, OR. This event will serve Veterans and their families by providing emergency support such as medical, dental, hearing and vision assistance, hygiene, alcohol and drug counseling, housing and job search assistance, and more. Our staff will be available to answer questions and assist Veterans with VA benefits claims processing and enrollment in e-Benefits.

Inside Veterans Benefits

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Equating PTSD with aggressive behavior is not only inaccurate but it perpetuates a stigma that can prevent Servicemembers and Veterans from seeking help.

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The VA disability compensation claims backlog has been reduced to 344,000 pending claims. This is down 44% from a high of 611,000 claims in March 2013.

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Research shows that Veterans graduate at significantly higher rates than other nontraditional students, while performing at a level comparable to traditional students.

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Thumbnail of Specially Adapted Housing infographicSpecially Adapted Housing for ALS

Servicemembers and Veterans with service-connected amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) are now presumed medically eligible for grants up to almost $68,000 to adapt their homes.

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U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics sealVeteran Unemployment Rates

In February, the unemployment rate for all Veterans was 6.3%, which is lower than the national average of 6.9%. The rate for Post-9/11 Veterans was 9.2%.

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A hand filling out an IRS tax formTax Return Info for Veterans

The IRS works with community and government partners to provide timely tax-related information to Veterans including free federal tax preparation.

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Office Information

Portland Regional Benefit Office

First and Main Building
100 SW Main St., Floor 2
Portland, OR 97204

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