Lt. Gov. Murray visits Newton to promote online Veterans service

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

When Kyle Toto returned home to Newton from Afghanistan last year he couldn’t wait to eat juicy steak dinners and watch Patriots games.

One thing he wasn’t looking forward to —trying to scare up information on veterans’ benefits.

Now the state has a new portal set up to make it easier for veterans like Toto, who is now an employee of the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, to find out what benefits they qualify for when they return home from deployment. Toto joined a delegation of officials from state agencies including Lt. Gov Tim Murray, who visited the Newton Free Library last week to inform veterans and other social serve providers about the state’s new web portal.

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