Department of Veterans Affairs http://wamc.org en Shumlin Celebrates Veterans Laws http://wamc.org/post/shumlin-celebrates-veterans-laws <p></p><p></p><p>Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin says he's proud of the state's support of veterans and families, including health care at the White River Junction VA Medical Center. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 23:45:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 94398 at http://wamc.org Shumlin Celebrates Veterans Laws NY Data: Most Vets Get Timely Visits http://wamc.org/post/ny-data-most-vets-get-timely-visits <p>Federal data show nine veterans' medical centers in New York scheduling 95 percent or more of their patients for appointments within 30 days, though hundreds are waiting longer at each facility.</p><p>The Department of Veterans Affairs report shows centers in the Bronx, Hudson Valley and New York City seeing all but 1 percent of their patients within the 30-day span.</p><p></p><p>Centers in Northport on Long Island and Canandaigua in the Finger Lakes schedule 98 percent of patients within 30 days: &nbsp;the rate in Albany and Buffalo was 97 percent.</p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 01:12:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 92213 at http://wamc.org NY Data: Most Vets Get Timely Visits Connecticut Delegation Seeks VA Facilities Audits http://wamc.org/post/connecticut-delegation-seeks-va-facilities-audits <p>Connecticut's congressional delegation wants full details of audits conducted at <a href="http://www.va.gov/" target="_blank">Veterans Administration</a> medical facilities, including six in the state.</p><p><a href="http://www.blumenthal.senate.gov/" target="_blank">U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal</a> and <a href="http://www.larson.house.gov/" target="_blank">Rep. John Larson</a>, who appeared Friday at an East Hartford VFW post, said they've received private assurances that problems plaguing the VA in other states aren't happening in Connecticut, but they still want proof.</p> Fri, 23 May 2014 19:44:52 +0000 Jim Levulis 91168 at http://wamc.org Connecticut Delegation Seeks VA Facilities Audits Schumer: Better Communication Needed Between State, Federal Offices http://wamc.org/post/schumer-better-communication-needed-between-state-federal-offices <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>In the wake of the shooting at the Washington Navy Yard last week that left 12 people dead, New York U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is calling for increased communication between law enforcement and Veterans Affairs medical centers. Wed, 25 Sep 2013 19:02:33 +0000 Ryan Delaney 74340 at http://wamc.org Schumer: Better Communication Needed Between State, Federal Offices VA To Fund $2 Million To Aid Homeless Veterans http://wamc.org/post/va-fund-2-million-aid-homeless-veterans <p>ELMSFORD – The Department of Veterans Affairs will spend $2.4 million to prevent at-risk Hudson Valley veterans from becoming homeless.&nbsp; A $1.89 allocation will go to the Westchester Community Opportunity Program to serve 450 families and a $500,000 investment will be used by Hudson River Housing to serve 250 families through the Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program.</p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 12:09:50 +0000 Hank Gross 69296 at http://wamc.org VA To Fund $2 Million To Aid Homeless Veterans