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Community invited to attend session on veterans benefits

Keystone Place at Richland Creek, a retirement community in O’Fallon, will offer a free educational session on veterans benefits on Monday, Aug. 23.

The session will be presented by Patty Servaes, founder of Elder Resource Benefits Consulting. Servaes is a nationally recognized speaker accredited by the Veterans Administration to counsel veterans and their families on eligibility for departmental benefits.

Servaes will focus her talk on an underutilized special tax-free pension through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs that can be used to help pay for senior living. This little-known pension, ranging up to $2,295 per month, is available to qualifying veterans and veterans’ survivors.

Servaes will discuss:

  • What qualifies a veteran or the spouse of a veteran for the pension benefit
  • Maximum pension amounts
  • Planning strategies to help those who qualify
  • Required materials to get an application started

The session will last approximately an hour and a half and feature lunch.

Keystone Place at Richland Creek is located at 1050 Fountain Lakes Drive. To reserve space, visit www.KeystonePlaceAtRichlandCreek.com. For more information, or to have your questions answered, contact Greg Gelzinnis at (618) 576-6178.

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