New office opens in Warwick to help veterans access benefits

By: The Associated Press

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) _ Rhode Island has officially opened a new headquarters for the Office of Veterans Affairs’ to serve as a resource center for veterans.

The office is now open on Jefferson Boulevard in Warwick, near a bus route, train station and Interstate 95 for easy access. It officially opened on Thursday.

Previously, there was no central place to help veterans who needed something other than a nursing home or mortuary services.

Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo says the state is ushering in a new era of responsiveness and support for veterans.

She says veterans need and deserve a new office.

Two case managers are assigned to the office to help veterans navigate the claims process, learn about education and financial assistance and get access to training, employment, housing and other resources.

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