JORDAN HEALTH AND MONROE COUNTY PARTNER TO HELP VETERANS ACCESS BENEFITS
July29, 2021, Rochester, N.Y. – On Thursday, Jordan Health announced its partnership with the Monroe County Veteran Services to help provide access to benefits forveterans. There are currently hundreds of veterans or spouses of veterans throughout the Greater Rochester area who unknowingly are eligibleforseveral benefits due to their service. However, there are thousands of dollars which go unclaimed every year.
Through this partnership, Jordan Health patients who are also veterans or the spouses of veterans, will be provided information and have the opportunity to meet with a Monroe County Veteran Services Agency representative on site at the Jordan Center.
“Our veterans have given so much to our country. We owe them more than a debt of gratitude but also the opportunity and assistance to secure all of their eligible VA benefits,” said Janice Harbin, president and CEO of the Jordan Health Center. “It is critical, now more than ever, that we help our veterans obtain not just the health benefits they have earned, but the financial benefits as well. We’re proud to support the veterans in the communities we serve.”
The Monroe County Veteran Services Agency representative will be available at the Jordan Center on Holland Street every other Thursday. The representative will walk eligible individuals through the process to gather the materials needed to support a claim, file a claim and track the claim through the VA system.
So far, the Veteran Services Agency has secured $______ in VA benefits for eligible veterans in the past ____ years.
“As Jordan Health has done time and again in the past, when asked to help the County bring vital services into the City of Rochester, they did not hesitate to say ‘yes’,” said Adam Bello, Monroe County Executive.“This new partnership between the Veteran Services Agency and Jordan Health provides veterans served by Jordan Health ready access to the expertise of the Veteran Services Agency staff. We look forward to the expansion of the partnership to Jordan Health’s other sites.”
In the coming months, Jordan Health plans to expand the partnership to its two other comprehensive sites including, the Woodward Center on Genesee Street and the Brown Square Center on Lake Avenue.
For more information about Jordan Health visit https://www.jordanhealth.org.
About Jordan Health
Jordan Health has provided community-focused healthcare for over 100 years and is one of the first five Federally Qualified Health Centers in the country. Jordan Health serves underserved and uninsured residents in Rochester and Canandaigua delivering on its mission: To provide community-based comprehensive health care of the highest quality with dignity and respect to all regardless of ability to pay.
About the Monroe County Veteran Services Agency
The Veteran Services Agency is a Monroe County agency whose mission is to educate veterans and their families about the benefits they have earned, represent and guide them in obtaining benefits and services both through the VA and the community, and make veterans an economic force in education, employment and business development.
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