Rep. Karen Boback lists outreach hours

First Posted: 9/29/2014

In an effort to address questions and concerns of residents of the 117th Legislative District, Rep. Karen Boback (R-Columbia/Luzerne/Wyoming) today announced her satellite office schedule for the month of October.

Wednesday, Oct. 15: 10 a.m. to noon at the Benton Senior Center located in the Northern Columbia Community and Cultural Center, 42 Community Drive in Benton.

Thursday, Oct. 16: 10 a.m. to noon at the Forkston Township Municipal Building, 551 Bowman Hollow Road, Forkston Township.

Wednesday, Oct. 22: 10 a.m. to noon at the Shickshinny Senior Center, 19 West Vine St. in Shickshinny.

Individuals who cannot attend the satellite hours can contact either of Boback’s full-time district offices, located in Dallas at 570-675-6000 or in Tunkhannock at 570- 836-4777. Residents can also call toll free at 800-278-3930 and state forms are available at

In an effort to address federal and state issues across Boback’s district, U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta (R-11) hosts a monthly casework day at her district office in Dallas, located at 1108 Twin Stacks Drive.

Patrick Rogan, a caseworker for Barletta, will be available from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, Oct. 3 at Boback’s Dallas office. He will be available to help constituents who are having problems with federal agencies and programs, and constituents are encouraged to bring documents they have received from federal agencies related to their issues.

In an attempt to reach out to veterans and their families in the 117th Legislative District, Boback will host her veterans’ assistance hours from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at her Dallas district office. Each month during these hours, Boback hosts a claims consultant from the Wilkes-Barre Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) to address questions and concerns of local veterans and their families.

Boback will host the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Mobile Veterans Center from 10 a.m. to2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 6 at her Tunkhannock district office. Appointments for the mobile center can be made by contacting 570-344-2676.

Some of the services provided at the center for veterans and their dependents include individual, group, family and bereavement counseling, medical referrals, assistance in applying for Veterans Affairs benefits, employment counseling, guidance and referrals, and alcohol and drug assessments.

Boback will hold veterans’ assistance hours in cooperation with the American Legion from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Oct. 1 at her district office, located at 608 Hunter Highway, Suite 110, in Tunkhannock.

A claims consultant from the American Legion will provide the assistance. Area veterans may seek assistance and information pertaining to specific benefits and programs. An appointment is not necessary.

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