Veterans Benefits

 As part of our Guest Speaker Series on Thursday, 21 April 2022, Bob Pearson and his wife Carolyn Grafton spoke about benefits available to Veterans not only with Parkinson’s but other conditions as well.

We are sharing the information he shared with us on this page.

Bob is a Vietnam Veteran with Parkinson’s Disease, and is trained as a local Chapter Service Officer with the Disabled American Veterans (DAV). 

If you would like to contact Bob to assist you:
• Bob Pearson DAV Service Officer
• Email:
• Text: (703) 402-3498

Here is the slide deck from their presentation:

Bob explained the importance of the the Intent to File form,
and why you should file it straight away.

Here’s a copy, and it should be sent to:

Department of Veterans Affairs
Claims Intake Center
PO Box 4444
Janesville, WI 53547-4444

Caregiver Benefits

Here is a link to the page for some of the VA caregiver benefits.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Geriatrics and Extended Care
Home and Community Based Services

Please click here to learn more.

Virginia Veteran and Family Support
Virginia Department of Veterans Services.

We were fortunate that Ahime Harris was also able to join us for Bob and Carolyn’s program, and provided us with information offered by the Virginia Veteran and Family Support, Virginia Department of Veterans Services.

Ahime Harris
Mobile: (571) 235-5345
Office: 9300 W Courthouse Rd, Suite 305, Manassas, VA 20110

VDVS has 34 offices with both VVFS/Benefits staff throughout the Commonwealth. Please see the attachments to learn of other services provided. 

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