Under-utilized Veteran Assistance Program a concern for commissioners


El Paso County Commissioners are working to help local veterans take advantage of their benefits from the County’s under-utilized Veteran Assistance Program.

Officials say the program has assisted 19 veterans so far, but has a goal of helping 100.

Commissioner Carlos Leon says he hopes the County can work with the program to create better outreach.

“Some veterans will tell me they’ve been a veteran for years and they weren’t aware of the advantages they would have in services that are available to them they just didn’t know,” he tells KTSM.

Click HERE for more on the County’s Veterans Assistance Office.

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