“Making Sense of Finance” Veterans’ Benefits Event on Oct. 13 in Port Allegheny, McKean County

HARRISBURG – A “Making $ense of Finance” veterans’ benefits event will be held on Thursday, Oct. 13 in Port Allegheny, McKean County, announced Sen. Cris Dush (R-25).

Sponsored by members of the PA Military Finance Alliance, the free event for veterans and their families (including lunch and parking) seeks to help veterans and their families strengthen their financial readiness through a series of noncommercial financial education workshops. The event will feature sessions about what veterans need to know about the benefits and services available to them, how to make the most of veteran income and benefits, preventing and avoiding veteran-focused scams and “Fraud Bingo.”

“The many systems of veterans benefits and services can be overwhelming, so engaging and communicating with veterans and their families about what’s available to them can help them navigate what can be daunting processes,” said Sen. Dush. “Additionally, our veterans have always been targets of scammers, and with the enactment of the PACT Act, there’s been an increase in scams focusing on veterans; anything we can do to educate and prepare veterans and their families will help reduce the risk to the benefits earned in service to our nation.”

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13, at the Port Allegheny Veterans Memorial, Inc., located at 4743 Route 155, Port Allegheny, PA 16743.

You can register online for the event or call 717-783-4247.

CONTACT:    Zack Ankeny

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