U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) announced today that she has arranged for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to hold regular office hours in her Northeast Queens District Office so that borough veterans can receive assistance without traveling further distances to VA facilities.

Under the program, a representative from the Department of Veterans Affairs will be available once a month to meet with local veterans and/or their beneficiaries to address any issues or concerns that they may have such as questions about VA benefits and services, information on pending claims, and assistance with filing claims. The first day for these special VA office hours will be Friday, December 2nd.

“I am very excited to partner with the VA on this important initiative,” said Meng. “Now, local veterans will not be forced to hike to a VA facility in order to receive help or information about their benefits or claims. It will be a great convenience to area veterans and I’m proud to offer it. In the wake of Veterans Day, we are once again reminded about the tremendous debt of gratitude we owe to those who served in the armed forces. We can never thank them enough for their service and sacrifice to this great nation. I urge all my constituents who are veterans to take advantage of these special VA office hours.”

Those seeking to meet with a VA representative in Meng’s office must make an appointment at least four days in advance. For an appointment on December 2nd, please contact Meng’s office by Monday, November 28th. The Congresswoman’s office is located at 40-13 159th Street, corner of Northern Boulevard, in Flushing. The phone number is 718-358-MENG.