Veterans News

Gov. Malloy: Connecticut Receives $700k to Combat Veteran Homelessness

Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has awarded Connecticut nearly $700,000 in federal funding to support Connecticut's efforts to help… Read More

VA Sued for Making Vets Wait Two Years for Records

The U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs was hit with a lawsuit filed in federal court on behalf of seven veterans who allege they have waited more than two years for military medical records they need to file for disability benefits.The veterans served in… Read More

Six years and counting; siblings await word on father's veterans' benefit

World War II veteran Michael James Zacklan was 90 years old and suffering from dementia when his children helped him apply in 2009 for a benefit that would enable him to afford health care at home and avoid going into a nursing home.Zacklan, a recipient… Read More

Female veterans press VA hospitals to meet their needs

MINNEAPOLIS -- Trista Matascastillo remembers arriving at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center in 2010 for an exam and thinking the hospital didn't quite get the needs of female veterans.The exam room, for instance, opened onto the patient waiting area,… Read More

Many credit unions offer tempting mortgage deals

Want to buy your first home with little or nothing down and maybe get a refund on part of your realty agent's commission?Here's one way: Consider joining a credit union that is aggressively expanding its mortgage business. Credit unions have been increasing… Read More

Bill Aims to Make Disabled in SC More Self-Sufficient

Columbia, SC - We're halfway through Autism Awareness Month.In South Carolina, there's now an effort to help families of autistic and other disabled children. A new bill would help children be self sufficient and not penalize the families.Capitol reporter… Read More

Net worth removed for medical eligibility

By removing net worth, it is anticipated that many lower-income veterans will gain access to VA medical care. Generally, there are three ways to be able to gain access to VA medical care: You are service-connected or on VA pension. You are in a special… Read More

Connecticut Launches 100-Day Effort to End Homelessness

Robert Pulster is Regional Coordinator for the U.S Interagency Council on Homelessness, based in Boston, MA.I was proud to stand with Connecticut Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman to support the March 9 launch of Connecticuts 100-day effort across four… Read More

Six Senators Urge VA to Cover Stateside Agent Orange Exposure

Six U.S. senators, including Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat representing Massachusetts, have sent a letter imploring the federal government to allow pilots and crews who flew Agent Orange-contaminated plans on stateside missions to qualify for benefits.The… Read More

Suspected Opiate Abuse in Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center Being Investigated

WASHINGTON (WEAU) -- A Congressional field hearing to look into whistleblower reports about prescription drug abuse at the Veterans Affairs medical center in Tomah, Wisconsin is set for March 30th. The hearing comes after a report, first hidden by the… Read More

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