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Veterans In Freestone Co. Received 9.299 Million

In 2012

A report recently published by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) indicated that Freestone County had 1,498 veterans within its borders during calendar year 2012 and these veterans received some $9,299,000 from the VA last year.

The $9,299,000 in benefits received was categorized as follows:

Compensation and Pension - $4,419,000; Medical Care - $4,581,000; Education and Vocational Rehabilitation - $264,000; and Insurance and Indemnities - $35,000.

The VA also reported that 503 Freestone County veteran patients received treatment at a VA Health Care facility during 2012. These facilities are located in Palestine, Waco, and Temple.

Veterans interested in applying for any of the benefits discussed above should contact Fonzell Nealy, Freestone County Veterans Service Officer, at 800 Main St., Teague, Texas. The telephone number is (254) 739-2776.

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