Upcoming veteran pension deadline

St. James, Mo. —

The Missouri Veterans Commission reminds Missourians that if you are a veteran with a non-service connected pension or a widow/widower who receives a pension from the VA, and have received an Eligibility Verification Report (EVR), you must fill out and mail the EVR to the VA by March 1, 2012 or your pension will be suspended.

Not all recipients of VA non-service connected pension benefits will receive an EVR. Those who do not will receive a letter from the VA affording an opportunity to submit paid out of pocket medical expenses for possible reimbursement. EVRs are normally mailed out near the end of December and into January and have a 60 day return due date, usually March 1st.

The Missouri Veterans Commission, a state agency, operates seven State Veterans Homes, five State Veterans Cemeteries, and the Veterans Services Program.  The Commission is committed to honoring and serving Missouri’s Veterans whose dedication and sacrifices have preserved our nation and its freedoms.  For more information about the Missouri Veterans Commission programs, call 573-751-3779,

Source:  St. James Leader-Journal

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