05.21.19

VIDEO: Peters Helps Grand Rapids Resident Claim VA Benefits in Latest Installment of ‘On the Job for Michigan’

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — U.S. Senator Gary Peters today released the latest installment of 'On the Job for Michigan,' a series highlighting the successful work of his office resolving cases involving federal agencies on behalf of Michiganders. Grand Rapids resident Kent Wesenberg shared how Peters’ office assisted him in claiming benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Kent served at Takhli Air Base in Thailand during the Vietnam War era and his duties placed him in and around the perimeter of the base. Kent said he was exposed to Agent Orange and other herbicides that have caused long-term health consequences. Kent was initially denied benefits through the VA. He contacted Peters’ office, which helped him navigate the appeals process and Kent was later granted disability benefits through the VA.

For 190521 On the Job Release 

Click here to watch Grand Rapids resident Kent Wesenberg share his story.

Peters encourages Michiganders in need of assistance with a federal agency to contact his Detroit office at (844) 506-7420 (toll-free).  For more information about the services provided by Senator Peters’ office—including how to seek help with federal casework, please visit his website: https://www.peters.senate.gov/services/help-with-a-federal-agency.

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