Hennepin County officials will hold an educational event for veterans this Saturday, aimed at providing information about health care, education and other benefits.
Milt Schoen, director of the county's Veterans' Service, said he expects that the event will attract older veterans interested in long-term care benefits, and younger veterans who have questions about the new G.I. bill.
Under the new G.I. bill, veterans have to decide whether to accept the new set of educational benefits, or stick with the previous coverage.
"It's a very complex piece of legislation," Schoen said. "Because a person is making an irrevocable decision, they need to be aware of the new G.I. bill and how it works."
The new bill eliminated funding for apprenticeship programs, but offers additional funding for higher education, he said.
The event will be held at 11 a.m. on Oct. 24 at the Fred Babcock Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, 6715 Lakeshore Drive, Richfield.