Marin veterans office gets staff boost to help ex-military


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By Mark Prado

The Marin County Veterans Services Office has expanded to help the county’s estimated 15,500 former military personnel apply for federal benefits, pension claims and health care services.

The office’s top official said most veterans need more assistance as they get older, and that new veterans from recent foreign conflicts need aid as they assimilate back to civilian life.

“Due to the volume, complexity, and time-sensitive nature of the needs of the veterans, a decision was made to add an additional person this budget year to work with me to assist this important population,” said Sean Stephens, the veterans services officer.

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