FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 10, 2010


Missouri Veterans Commission Unveils First Ever Comprehensive Missouri State Veterans and Military Benefits Guide in Time for Veterans Day


The Missouri Veterans Commission today unveiled the first ever comprehensive guide to Veterans benefits provided by the State of Missouri. This guide provides Veterans, National Guard, Reservists, and their families with benefits available by the State of Missouri and related services provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The guide can be located at http://www.mvc.dps.mo.gov under Key Messages on the left of the website.
Currently only available in a downloadable pdf format from the Missouri Veterans Commission's website, the guide covers state benefits available to veterans and the military that include education, small business, employment, vehicle licensing, and healthcare. The guide also contains information from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' Veterans Health Administration and Veterans Benefits Administration.
"We discovered last year during a series of Veterans Listening Posts that there was no single resource that Missouri Veterans could access for state benefits," stated Executive Director Larry D. Kay, "with the cooperation of our fellow state agencies who provided us with their benefits information we have created a guide that will provide immeasurable assistance to Veterans and Military in Missouri."
The Missouri Veterans Commission, a state agency, operates seven State Veterans Homes, six State Veterans Cemeteries, and the Veterans Service 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 or access the Missouri Veterans Commission online at http://www.mvc.dps.mo.gov  
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