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April 5, 2014

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For more information, call the district clerk at 957-6002 or the Clinton County Board of Elections at 565-4740.

More veterans disability claims expedited

PLATTSBURGH — A new process to expedite disability claims filed by veterans with a Department of Veterans Affairs disability compensation rating of 100 percent Permanent & Total has begun. 

Social Security will treat these veterans’ applications as high priority and issue expedited decisions, similar to the way the agency currently handles disability claims from Wounded Warriors.

In order to receive the expedited service, veterans must tell Social Security they have a VA disability compensation rating of 100 percent P&T and show proof of their disability rating with their VA notification letter.

The VA rating only expedites Social Security disability claims processing and does not guarantee an approval for benefits. The veterans must still meet the strict eligibility requirements for a disability allowance.

For more information, visit www.socialsecurity.gov/pgm/disabilitypt.htm. Learn more about how Wounded Warrior’s disability claims are handled at: www.socialsecurity.gov/woundedwarriors.

City councilors to host wards 4 and 5 forum

PLATTSBURGH — Plattsburgh City Councilors Paul O’Connell (Ward 4) and Becky Kasper (Ward 5) will hold a joint public forum for people who are interested in asking questions and offering feedback about the activities of the council and the ongoing planning for the city.

The forum will be held 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 14, at the Elks Lodge at 56 Cumberland Ave., Plattsburgh.

“We encourage residents to attend so that we can continue working in a spirit of partnership with our constituents,” the councilors said in a news release.

Potential topics of discussion include ideas about downtown street closures, snow-removal policies and the North Margaret re-striping study.

Cazenovia, Clinton Community partner on degree

PLATTSBURGH — Students interested in earning a bachelor’s degree in human services can benefit from a partnership formed by Clinton Community College and Cazenovia College.

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