July 13, 2020
Dale K. Graham Veterans Foundation Weekly Newsletter
A LETTER FROM DALE K. GRAHAM
We are currently processing claims that we receive in the mail.
When you are mailing us your DBQ’s or other types of medical evidence, please include a photocopy of your DD-214, a copy of your last percentage letter from the VA, and the 2 forms located on our website. Please include all of these items in one envelope when you mail to us. If you have been denied for any claim prior, also send a copy of the denial letter from the VA. When needed, we may call clients to gather additional information. Our mailing address is PO Box 592, Washington, OK 73093.
We are doing the best we can to serve each one of you. I want all the veterans and their families to know we will continue to do as much as possible for the men and women who have served in our military. We know that there are many families who are suffering from financial problems due to being unable to work during this pandemic. As none of us know what the future holds for any of us, we feel that assisting veterans with their claims by mail, we can continue to impact their lives positively. We appreciate your patience during this trying time for all of us. First and foremost, we are Americans, and if we come together, we will make it though.
Dale K. Graham, VA Accredited Claims Agent
Dale K. Graham Veterans Foundation
BY THE NUMBERS
Last week 8 veterans received a disability rating of 100% for their service-connected disabilities. This group will receive a combined annual $350,357. They will also be eligible for the state benefits of sales tax exemptions, property tax exemptions, and other benefits that our state provides for disabled veterans.
14 veterans were awarded disability ratings from 10% to 90% and will receive a combined annual $274,862. This group of men and women will be eligible for VA Health Care, and some of them may also be eligible for other state benefits.
If you would like to help us make a difference, we welcome your support. We spend over $30,000 each month in direct support of the veterans and family members we serve. We transport many homeless veterans to our Norman location each week to help make a difference in the lives of the men and women who have served in the military.
As you know, we are a 501 (c) 3 non-profit and are wholly dependent on donations from the people we serve and local grants. We are not funded by a government entity, all the funds it takes to operate our facility and to assist veterans with medical testing, and other expenses come in the form of grants from local companies or other veterans.
For those of you who would like to support the program, your gifts are always appreciated and may be tax-exempt. You can shop items from our Amazon charity list to stock our food pantry and shop AmazonSmile with us as the charity – we will receive .5% of your eligible purchases.
If you are interested in including us in a gift, please contact Lora at 405-550-8806, ext. 101. Monetary donations can be made online or mailed to PO Box 592, Washington, OK, 73093.