The Disabled American Veterans Mobile Service Office rolled into Meridian Friday.
Veterans are being offered free counseling and assistance in filing claims. According to DAV officials, the number of veterans seeking assistance is up.
"With the financial crunch now, people are looking for assistance in any way possible," said DAV officer Gary Gray. "When they would always do it, now, they may need it now more than ever."
Gray also attributes the increase to the growing number of veterans who are coming home after serving in Iraq.
The mobile unit will be in Meridian Saturday as well, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Chunky River Harley Davidson on South Frontage Road.
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