Memphis Veterans Economic Initiative Summit April 24 – 25, 2024

You are invited to learn about your Veteran benefits.

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Memphis Veterans Economic Initiative Summit

April 24 – 25, 2024, 8:45 a.m.-3 p.m.

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This event offers career training and guidance, information about benefits, mental and physical health care options, spouse and caregiver resources, hands-on help filing benefits claims, disability examinations and much more.

Attend the Benefits and Hiring Fair

Learn About
Your Benefits

» Learn about Veteran benefits and resources. 

Meet With a
Claims Processor

» Take the opportunity to meet with a claims processor to check on the status or learn how to file a VA disability claim. 

Connect With
Job Options

» A place to learn more about current employment opportunities, special hiring authorities and career support resources.

Discover
the Details

» An opportunity for spouses and caregivers to learn about their benefits and resources.

Receive DOL
Career Training

» DOL VETS workshops will explain self-marketing techniques, networking and interviewing skills.

Connect With
Job Options

» A place to learn more about current employment opportunities, special hiring authorities and career support resources.

Learn About
Your Benefits

Meet With
a Claims Processor

Connect With
Employment Options

Learn From
Presentations

Receive DOL
Career Training

Connect With
Employment Options

This event offers a career fair co-hosted by MilitaryHire. MilitaryHire’s mission is to serve Veterans, military spouses and family members to find fulfilling careers after military service. Register for the event, then sign up for a MilitaryHire profile to post your resume and search for jobs. 

This event offers a career fair co-hosted by MilitaryHire. MilitaryHire’s mission is to serve Veterans, military spouses and family members to find fulfilling careers after military service. Register for the event, then sign up for a MilitaryHire profile to post your resume and search for jobs. 

Event Registration

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April 24

Wednesday Schedule of Events

8:45 – 9:15 a.m. – Opening Ceremonies
9:15  – 10 a.m. – Town Hall
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Benefits Fair
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. – DOL Career Workshops
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Claims Clinic*
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – MDEO Mobile Medical Unit
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Mobile Vet Center

*Requires separate registration. Appointments are on a first-come, first-served basis.

April 25

Thursday Schedule of Events

8:45  – 9:30 a.m. – Opening Ceremonies
9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Hiring Fair
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Claims Clinic*
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – MDEO Mobile Medical Unit
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Mobile Vet Center

*Requires separate registration. Appointments are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Event Partners

Learn how to maximize the use of your earned VA benefits and services. Attend the Benefits Fair, find out about Veterans initiatives, listen to presentations and connect with a claims processor. Presentations will cover topics such as VA benefits, health care and mental health and wellness. 

Schedule of Events

Day One

Wednesday24 Apr 2024

8:45 -
9:15 a.m.

Opening Ceremonies

9:45 -
10 a.m.

Town Hall

10 a.m. -
1 p.m.

DOL Career Workshops

10 a.m. -
3 p.m.

Benefits Fair

9 a.m. -
3 p.m.

Claims Clinic

9 a.m. -
3 p.m.

MDEO Mobile Medical Unit

9 a.m. -
3 p.m.

Mobile Vet Center

Day Two

Thursday25 Apr 2024

8:45 -
9:30 a.m.

Opening Ceremonies

9:30 a.m. -
2 p.m.

Hiring Fair

9 a.m.-
3 p.m.

Claims Clinic

9 a.m. -
3 p.m.

MDEO Mobile Medical Unit

9 a.m. -
3 p.m.

Mobile Vet Center

April 24, 2024

Opening Ceremonies
  • 8:45 - 9:15 a.m.

Opening Ceremonies

Town Hall
  • 9:15 - 10 a.m.

Town Hall

DOL Workshop
  • 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

DOL Workshop

Benefits Fair
  • 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Benefits Fair

Claims Clinic
  • 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Claims Clinic

MDEO Mobile Medical Unit
  • 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

MDEO Mobile Medical Unit

Mobile Vet Center
  • 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Mobile Vet Center

April 25, 2024

Opening Ceremonies
  • 8:45 - 9:30 a.m.

Opening Ceremonies

Hiring Fair
  • 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Hiring Fair

Claims Clinic
  • 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Claims Clinic

MDEO Mobile Medical Unit
  • 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

MDEO Mobile Medical Unit

Mobile Vet Center
  • 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Mobile Vet Center

Claims Clinic Appointments

Receive personalized support from a qualified claims specialist. Appointments are on a first come, first serve basis. During your appointment you can learn more about the claims process and PACT Act benefit options get details on eligibility or find out information on the status of your existing claim. Please have your award letter, appeal and/or any other supporting documentation available during your appointment.

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Location

Riverside Missionary Baptist Church
3590 S. Third St.
Memphis, TN 38109

Location and Parking Information

The event will be held in the Student Center. Parking is available in the Palmer Surface Lot near Shapero Hall and the Faculty/Administration Building. Parking is free for the first 250 attendees each day and $9 flat rate per vehicle thereafter. Payment may be made by credit card or debit card.

Testimonials

5/5

“Amazing event! The presentations were great!”

"These resources are a good source of information for Veterans and their families!"

"...the presenters were very prepared and presented their material in an excellent fashion."

Testimonials From Past EDI Attendees

“Attending an EDI event connects you with key benefits and services that can help you find success in civilian life. Whether you are a transitioning service member, a Veteran or the family member who supports someone who has served, EDIs are for you.”

Testimonial from Joshua Jacobs
Senior Advisor for Policy Performing the Delegable Duties of the Under Secretary for Benefits

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