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2011-05-12 / Lifestyles

Veterans outreach event nears

A veterans outreach event is planned for 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at Northtown Plaza Auto Bureau, 3095A Sheridan Drive, Amherst.

Erie County Clerk’s Office staff will be on hand to help honorably discharged veterans with the following:

If the veteran has already filed a DD-214 or other discharge papers with the County Clerk’s Office and has his or her book/page numbers, the staff will issue the “Return the F.A.V.O.R.”(Find & Assist Veterans Of Record) discount card on site.

If the veteran does not have a DD-214 or other military discharge papers, request forms will be available, and staff will assist by faxing them to the appropriate agency. The veteran will then receive separation papers in the mail.

If the veteran is not sure if the papers are filed with the clerk’s office, staff will take their full name, date of birth, military branch, discharge year and phone number and search the files on Monday, May 16, to let them know if they are on record. If so, they will be provided with certified copies later that week.

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