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AIM hires advocate to assist veterans

Dec. 5, 2017

AIM Independent Living Center has hired an advocate who will be dedicated to assisting military veterans with disabilities, free of charge.

Nathan Benton is AIM's new veterans' advocate. Benton will provide education, advocacy, information and referral to help veterans with disabilities achieve their goals of independence. 

He will help veterans identify and access available supports and services, including public benefits, and assist them in areas such as housing, education and employment.

Benton is a 2008 graduate of Elmira Southside High School. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 2008 to 2012. After being honorably discharged, he attended Elmira College and graduated magna cum laude in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science degree.

For more information or to make an appointment, contact Benton at or (607) 962-8225, ext. 216 or stop by the Elmira AIM office, located at 350 W. Church St.