Keep an eye on this page as it will grow as we go...

 

As always, if your question is not answered here, you need more help, or you have a suggestion for this page, you can always reach out to us by calling the post and leaving a message or by using the PSO CONTACT PAGE.

 

See more possible resource on our LINKS PAGE.

VETS IN CRISIS

If you are having thoughts of suicide or are experiencing any mental health crisis PLEASE contact the 

 

National Crisis Line: Call 988,

Veterans then press 1

Available 24/7/365

or use

Veteran Crisis Text  at 838255

National Crisis Text at 741741

Online Chat and Info

 

If you are, or at risk of becoming homeless, please get help by calling the

 

National Call Center for Homeless Veterans

877 4AID-VET

(877-424-3838)

PSO/VSO Info

Q.  What does the PSO do?

A.  The job of the PSO is to be the link between Veterans and their families and resources to help with their needs.  Any help from the Amnerican Legion or any other VA-accredited Service Officer, is free and open to ALL Veterans.  You do NOT have to be a Legion member to get help, but we'd sure love to have you join us.  We want to help all vets and their families as much as we can.

 

When you contact the PSO, the first thing we will do is to just chat and see what your needs are.  Then we will decide what to do next. 

 

If you need help with filing or appealing VA benefit claims, the PSO cannot advise or help you complete forms as a matter of Federal law.  However, he can take down you rinformation and forward it to the VSO (Veteran Service Officer) who will follow up with you to help you further.  If you would like to contact the VSO directly, see his contact info below.

 

To get help from us:

- Call the Post at 859-873-7064 during our business hours.

- Send a message using our Contact Page

- Send an email to pso@woodfordpost67.com

 

 

Q.  What is a VSO?

A.  The VSO (Veteran Service Officer, is somone who is trained and accredited by the U.S. Dept of Veterans Affairs (The VA) in the VA claims submission and appeals processes.   The VSO is the one who will talk to you about completing the right forms the right way to have the best possible shot at getting the VA benefits you deserve.

 

Again, this service is always free and you do NOT have to join the Legion to use it, although we'd love to have you aboard.

 

The nearest Legion VSO is John Costigan who works out of Georgetown Post 24 and can be reached at 502-395-1949 or by email at john.costigan.vso@gmail.com.

Documents

Q.  What is a DD-214?

A.   This is a Department of Defence "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty" document provided to all military personnel when they are released from active duty (discharged, retired, etc.).  This is a very important document to have and keep safe as it contains all the important info about a vet's service including branch, service number, dates, rank, awards, and discharge type.  This form was first issued in 1950 so anyone being released from duty before then would have received a different document and there were several over the years.

 

Q.  Where can I get a DD-214 or other separation document?

A.   You can request it online via the National Archives.  This is the same place to go to get help replacing service medals and to get a copy of service records.

 

Q.  Who can get a copy of a DD-214?

A.   As with all military records, only the veteran and their next-of-kin can request the records unless they have been out of the service for over 62 years.  After 62 years they become a matter of public record and anyone can request them.

VA Benefits

Q.  Can I get health care through the VA?

A.   You may be eligible if you were not dishonorably discharged.  To check eligibility requirements, see https://www.va.gov/health-care/eligibility/

 

Q.  How do I get help with VA medical care?

A.  For VAMC Lexington, you can call:

Patient Advocates:  859-233-4511 ext 3895

Appointments:  888-824-3577

Pharmacy:  888-889-5962

Transportation Help:  859-381-5912

Health Benefits Center:  859-281-4948

Main Number:  859-233-4511

For National assistance, Call

National Info Line:  800-698-2411

National Health Benefits Hotline:  877-222-8387

 

Q.  Can I get VA Dental care?

A.  Very few people automatically qualify for VA dental care but there are a variety of ways people can be qualified.  Your best bet is to check out the VA's site on the subject at  https://www.va.gov/health-care/about-va-health-benefits/dental-care/ .  If you think you qualify we can help you with completing the right forms or you can go to https://www.va.gov/find-forms/about-form-10-10ez/ if you want to do it yourself.  From there you can get the form to complete and mail or fax in or you can do it online.  Just let us know if you need any help.

 

Q.  Can I get help getting to VAMC Lex?

A.  Call the Veterans Transportation Service (VTS) at 859-233-4511 ext. 5912 at least seven days in advance of your appointment date.  There are limitations so be sure to let them know if you have or need any special equipment or if you need someone to ride with you.  You can find out more at https://www.va.gov/lexington-health-care/programs/transportation-for-veterans/

 

Q.  What VA benefits can I get?

A.  It's a long list and some are much harder to qualify for than others.  You can see a list of benefits and terms at VA Benefits A-Z.   The most commonly used benefits include home load guarantees, health care,and disability.  There are many others including veterans pension, funeral assistance, and education and training to name a few.  Contact the VSO discussed above with any questions or guidance on VA benefits or to get assistanc  in completing the necessary forms.

 

Q.  How do I know what to apply for and how to do it?

A.  Different benefits have different qualifying requirements.  For instance, some require wartime service while others do not.  You can read about them at https://www.va.gov/resources/

 

Q.  How do I calim disability?

A.  Disability can be claimed for injuries occurring while in service, caused by something that happened in service and appeared later, or something that is aggravated by something that happened in service.  You can file online or by mail and if you need help or have more questions, contact the PSO for referral to the VSO or contact the VSO directly.  You can learn more about disability claims at https://www.va.gov/disability/

 

Q.  Are there any VA funeral benefits?

A.  Yes, if qualified.  The benefits you can get may include burial in a National Cemetery, a burial flag, headstone, and, possibly, reimbursement of funeral expenses and more.  See https://www.va.gov/burials-memorials/ for details.

 

Q.  How long does it take to get VA benefits?

A.  That depends completely on the complexity of the case and whatever the VA's case load is.  They have gotten much better at processing claims, but they have a lot of work to do and a lot of processes they must follow so it can take a few to many months.  It is also very important that if they need additional information from you that you respond promptly as many replies have a time limit and missing a deadline can result in no benefit being awarded.

 

Q.  But I didn't retire from the military so I can't get anything, right?

A.  Wrong.  Retirement is not a requirement for any VA benefit, even the Veteran's Pension, although that one does have stringent service and financial qualification rules.  For more about pensions, including the Survivor's Pension and Aid & Attendance benefit, please see https://www.va.gov/pension/

 

Q.  Are there any benefits for veteran's spouses or other dependents?

A.  Yes, including the Aid & Attendance Benefit for caregiving spouses or other family members, Survivor's Pension for spouses of deceased veterans, and others.   For more info on those, please see https://www.va.gov/family-member-benefits/

 

Q.  Can the VA help me buy a home?

A.  Yes, to a degree.  The VA does not loan money to buy a house.  They do offer home loan guarantee programs, including for surviving spopuses.  Also, if you have a VA approved disability, you can buy a home with no down payment or mortgage origination fee.  You may also be eligible for no PMI requirement.  For more details, check out https://www.va.gov/housing-assistance/home-loans/

 

And again, you can get started by contacting the PSO who will gather information and then refer your case to the VSO, or you can contact the VSO directly on any VA benefit matters.

Regularly scheduled activites and daily specials:


 

 

 

 

General Meetings of the Legion, SAL, and Auxiliary are open to all Post members and are held on the 2nd Monday of each month.

 

Next:

August 12, 2024

6:30 pm

ALL'S WELL MONDAY

 

All well drinks are $3 each.

$2 TUESDAY

All beer is $2 each.

WEDNESDAY

 

Ladies wine discounts.

 

Drawing at 8 pm.

Tickets $1 ea.

 

Jackpot is now

$5,643.00

 

 Drawing at 8:15 pm

Tickets  $1 ea.

 

THURSDAY

Discounted

adult

beverages

for ladies.

FRIDAY

 

 

7-9 pm

$20 per 5-game card.

 

 

$2 Fireball Shots

8-10 pm

American Legion Post 67
138 S Main St
Versailles, Kentucky 40383


Phone: 859 873-7064 859 873-7064

 

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All games are operated by

Woodford Post 67 in accordance with all Commonwealth of Kentucky Charitable Gaming laws and regulations under license # ORG0001375 and special licenses as needed.

 

Games are open to all members and guests but you must be at least 18 years of age to play.

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