WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D-HI), Chairman of the Veterans' Affairs Committee, announced upcoming visits by VA to provide benefits information and claims assistance for Kauai veterans and their families. VA scheduled visits for Kauai after being prompted last year by a letter from Chairman Akaka to VA Under Secretary for Benefits Daniel L. Cooper. Akaka expressed his concern that neighbor island visits had been curtailed, asked for an explanation, and encouraged Cooper to reinstate the visits.
"As the only island state, Hawaii requires a special approach for veterans care and services," said Senator Akaka. "I extend a warm mahalo to VA for understanding how important it is to provide face-to-face services for Kauai veterans."
Veterans are encouraged to make appointments for assistance during the VA visits to their island. VA will be using the Kauai Vet Center for their visits. The Kauai Vet Center is located at 3-3367 Kuhio Hwy. Ste #101. VA will visit Kauai on the third Wednesday of every month. Those dates for the next four visits are:
March 19, 2008
April 16, 2008
June 21, 2008
July 18, 2008
March 7, 2008