Udall reps available today at Roswell Public Library

December 5, 2013 • Local News

Representatives from Sen. Tom Udall’s office will be on hand from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. today at the Roswell Public Library, 301 N. Pennsylvania [auth] Ave., to talk with residents about veterans issues, Social Security benefits, immigration assistance, housing problems and passports.

“If you need assistance with a federal agency, my staff will guide you through the process and do what they can to help,” Udall said in a statement released Thursday.

A representative from the New Mexico Department of Veteran Services will be available to discuss state veterans’ issues. Veterans can get information on benefits, eligibility determinations, Veterans Administration home loans and replacements of medals earned.

An Xcel Energy representative will be on hand to talk about weatherization and home energy efficiency programs.

Jane Batson, a representative with the Chaves County nonprofit organization Embrace, will also be at the event. Embrace has partnered with the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange and the Chaves County Health Planning Council to distribute educational information about new opportunities for low-income or uninsured people to get health care coverage with the expansion of Medicaid under Centennial Care and the Health Insurance Exchange.

Residents will be able to find information about Social Security benefits and eligibility and missing checks.

Information will be available about assistance with immigration and naturalization applications, immigrant petitions for relatives and adjustment of status applications that are delayed or lost.

Representatives will be available to discuss housing problems with vouchers and federal loan programs.

Residents can also have questions answered regarding obtaining emergency passports and get help with a lost passport and overseas travel restrictions.

The event will take place at the Bondurant Room in the library.

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