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The Division of Library Development and the CT Library for Accessible Books are located at the Middletown Library Service Center, 786 South Main Street, Middletown, CT 06457

Hours of operation are Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

MLSC main phone number:
(860) 704-2200

CT Library for Accessible Books (CTLAB):
(860) 704-2220

Fax: (860) 704-2228

Applying for Connecticut Veterans' Benefits

The Connecticut Office of Advocacy and Assistance can help veterans as well as eligible spouses and children with researching and obtaining benefits due under the law, as well as representing veterans before the U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs rre: claims and benefits.

Other Veterans Information Resources


VA Extends Disability Deadline for Gulf War Vets

The Department of Veterans Affairs has extended the time limit for Gulf War veterans to claim presumptive disability for certain chronic illnesses related to their military service.

Apply & Manage eBenefits

NEW!! The PACT Act and your VA benefits

The PACT Act is a new law that expands VA health care and benefits for Veterans exposed to burn pits and other toxic substances. This law helps us provide generations of Veterans—and their survivors—with the care and benefits they’ve earned and deserve.

13 Often Forgotten Military Family Benefits

Here are some benefits that are often forgotten about but may come in handy for your family. Read article from


HEROES Act Provides Broad Consumer Protections to Servicemembers Affected by Pandemic

The legislation also allows servicemembers to cancel cable, internet, and phone contracts without penalty. These provisions extend to military families of which a servicemember has been killed or catastrophically injured.
The $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill was unveiled by House Democrats on Wednesday.
In addition to currently active military members, The HEROES Act also provides security and assistance to veterans. This includes expanding healthcare to all veterans who lost coverage due to the pandemic, support for homeless veterans, and debt collection relief.

Read more about the HEROES Act.

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eBenefits Gateway to Benefit Information is a service of the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense.

US Department of Veteran Affairs and the New York State Library Association presented "Increasing Veterans' Access to Benefits" in November 2016. This video contains useful information to help libraries provide better assistance to veterans who are trying to access their benefits.


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NATIONAL PARKS ACCESS - Beginning November 11th, veterans and Gold Star families will be able to visit national parks and other public lands for free, under a new initiative from the Department of the Interior announced on Wednesday, October 28th.

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