Pilot program launches to help veterans in nursing facilities receive benefits

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ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A new pilot program to connect veterans in nursing homes and assisted-living facilities with benefits, programs, and services earned through their military service on Monday.

The governor’s office says the New York Division of Veterans’ Affairs will hire Veterans Benefits Advisors to assist veterans in nursing homes and assisted-living facilities.

Our veterans answered the call to serve our nation and we owe it to them to ensure they have access to the resources that they are rightfully able to obtain,” said Governor Cuomo.

The advisors will advocate free of charge for veterans in claims and appeals for disability compensation, non-service-connected pension, and other benefits, programs, and services that can bring life-changing aid to a veteran and their family.

 

 

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