Patrick Jolly is the Napa County Veterans Service Officer. He is an advocate for veteran's rights and assists in a number of areas including medical, education and death benefits.

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Have you filed for service-connected disability or pension benefits? Have you been denied eligibility for education or home loan benefits? The Department of Veterans Affairs continuously seeks ways to better serve veterans and family members — particularly those filing claims for benefits.

Have you filed for service-connected disability or pension benefits? Have you been denied eligibility for education or home loan benefits? The Department of Veterans Affairs continuously seeks ways to better serve veterans and family members – particularly those filing claims for benefits.

Veterans who served in Vietnam are presumed by the Department of Veterans Affairs to have been exposed to an herbicide referred to as Agent Orange, which was used to eliminate forest cover and crops for North Vietnamese and Viet Cong troops.

People who served in the military (aka veterans) with a current medical or mental health condition that can be connected to their military service can have that condition “service connected” by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, The VA currently treats roughly 40,000 veterans with this disease and they estimate there are an additional 40,000 veterans who have the disease but have not been diagnosed.

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