Sen. Schumer Launches Fight To Give Vets Better Access To Health Care Senator Chuck Schumer has launched a fight to pass bipartisan legislation that would give veterans better access to health care.
Conn. VA Operating Fully; VA Secretary Warns Of Possible Compensation Freeze Due To ShutdownDisability checks continue to be processed but Conn. VA Commissioner Linda Schwartz said if the government shutdown continues into next month, the checks could be stalled.
VA: Relief On The Way To End Backlog Of Veterans Still Seeking Disability BenefitsMore than 873,000 veterans are waiting for claim decisions. The reason: an antiquated paper filing system; plus a flood of new claims from Vietnam vets who are getting older.
Sen Schumer Asks VA To Let Vets Keep Dogs Until Research Is CompleteVeterans with physical impairments can get reimbursed for the cost of having a service dog help them, but a new Veterans Administration directive is delaying compensation for veterans with mental and emotional concerns until further research is completed.
Sen. Schumer Calls On VA To Overturn New Service Dog Policy For Vets With PTSDThe senator was joined by service dogs and veterans during his news conference to appeal for the directive to be tossed out in favor of allowing doctors to decide if a service dog can assist a veteran.
New York Area Veterans Getting Lost In The SystemNearly a quater of the 85,000 veterans who have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan suffer from mental health disorders, according to a new study.
New Navy Battleship Commissioned For New York MarineThousands of people turned out for a celebration of the Navy's newest destroyer and a tribute to a fallen Marine.