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  • Announcements:
    Dues are due.
     AMOUNT:$35.00 per person
     PAYABLE TO:American Legion Post 30
     SEND TO:2448 Lamar Ave #717, Paris, TX 75460-4760
     PHONE NO:TBD
     NOTICE:Dues must be paid by March 15.

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  • District Information:
    Spring 2012 District I Convention (Additional Info)
    Spring 2012 District Convention Announcement
    Membership Plan (2008-2012)
    Texas Membership
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  • General Information:
    American Legion Preamble
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  • Membership Information:
    Membership Requirements (per the TX Legion Membership Website)
    To be eligible for membership, a person must be a veteran of a branch of the U.S. Armed Forces and have served during a period of war as defined by the Congress of the United States of America.
    Eligibility dates are:
    BeginningEndingPeriod of War
    April 6, 1917November 11, 1918World War I
    December 7, 1941December 31, 1946World War II
    December 7, 1941August 15, 1945World War II (U.S.
    Merchant Marine only)
    June 25, 1950January 31, 1955Korean War
    February 28, 1961May 7, 1975Vietnam War
    August 24, 1982July 31, 1984Lebanon & Grenada
    December 20, 1989January 31, 1990Panama
    August 2, 1990(to be determined)Persian Gulf War
    Membership Application
    Once you have confirmed your eligibility with the above information,
    go to the MEMBERSHIP FORM (fill in PDF),
    print it, fill it out, and mail it to the address provided.
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  • Service Officer Notices:
    VA North Texas Facilities
    Benefits OfficeWaco800.827.1000
    Veterans CenterDallas214.362.5896
    Veterans CenterFort Worth817.921.9095
     
    National Suicide Prevention
    Hotline800.273.8255
     
    Community Based Outpatient Clinic
    Dr. Gulde635 Stone Ave. Paris903.785.9900
     
    Lamar County Veterans Service Office
    Rhonda RogersOld Post Ofc Bldg.
    Paris Tue - Thu
    903.737.2484
     
    U.S. Veteran Compensation Programs
    www.veteranprograms.com
     
    Local and VA Hospitals
    Hospital List
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  • VA Forms and Informal Claims:
    As of March 24, 2015 the VA will no longer accept informal claims for VA benefits or a claim for benefits on VA Form 21-4138. As with most government agencies, all claims must now be on the specified form for the claim.
    VA Form Numbers, Names, and Descriptions
    VA Form
    21-0966
     INTENT TO FILE A CLAIM FOR COMPENSATION AND/OR PENSION, OR SURVIVORS PENSION AND/OR DIC
    This now becomes the informal claim that we used to file on the VA Form 21-4138 or by any other form of written communication to the VA indicating and intent to file a claim for VA benefits.
     
    VA Form
    21-526EZ
     APPLICATION FOR DISABILITY COMPENSATION AND RELATED COMPENSATION BENEFITS
    This is an application that will be used to file the initial claim for compensation or a claim for increased or secondary compensation disability benefits.
     
    VA Form
    21-527EZ
     APPLICATION FOR PENSION
    This is the form that will be required for nonservice connected pension (NSCP) applications only. Once we have received this form, it will be forwarded to the Pension Maintenance Center (PMC) in St. Paul MN.
     
    VA Form
    21-534EZ
     APPLICATION FOR DIC, DEATH PENSION, AND/OR ACCRUED BENEFITS
    This is the application to be completed by the survivors of a deceased veteran seeking to get death benefit and/or the final payment during the veteran's month of death.
     
    VA Form
    21-0958
     NOTICE OF DISAGREEMENT
    This is the appropriate application for filing a notice of disagreement with any rating decision. The VA will no longer accept the VA Form 21-4138 in reference to indicating intent to file a notice of disagreement (NOD).
     
    VA Form
    21-4138
     STATEMENT IN SUPPORT OF CLAIM
    This form is only to be used as supporting documentation in reference to one of the aforereferenced forms being submitted. This form can be used for buddy statements, expounding on a reason for a NOD, providing clarification information regarding disability speaking claimed, etc., but this form is no longer being accepted by itself as a claim for benefits.
     
    VA Form
    21-22
     APPOINTMENT OF VETERAN SERVICE ORGANIZATION AS CLAIMANT'S REPRESENTATIVE
    This form must be the October 2014 version of the form as the VARO does not accept earlier versions. Please note that if item 12 is not checked on the form the VA will not allow us to review documentation in VBMS. Therefore, the Post Service Officers must make sure that this item is checked. Additionally, we would prefer to have item 14 checked as well. This would allow the DSO to effectively engage in all aspects of advocacy.
     
    Should you have any additional questions or need assistance, please feel free to contact our Department Service Officers.
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