Veterans Administration

Chris Bolt/WAER News

The death toll is rising at the nation’s Veterans’ Hospitals .... and not just among the patients.  Records released to WAER news by the Department of Veterans Affairs show at least 23 VA employees have died of COVID 19 nationwide.  And in Syracuse, VA employees have not escaped infection.  


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The Secretary of the Veterans Administration says Central New York Veterans will receive even more care options when the MISSION Act goes into effect next month. 

In an interview with WAER’s John Smith, Robert Wilkie says there will be new access and availability standards for healthcare implemented both here and across the country.  Wilkie applauds the quality of care at the Syracuse VA and the commitment of Syracuse University to serve veterans and their families.


Senator Schumer Demands that VA Fixes the Family Caregivers Program

Apr 8, 2019
Chris Bolt

Senator Chuck Schumer is calling on the VA to answer for growing dysfunction in a program aimed to help veterans receive care at home. Iraq War veteran Tricia Smith was discharged after a back injury and has developed Parkinson’s since coming home.


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Women are making-up a larger part of the military...leading to more women veterans.  And services might not be as supportive as they could be.  A conference at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School this week will examine women’s experiences both in the service and once they get out.  

johnkatkoforcongress.com

  Congressional candidate John Katko thinks he just might have the background to help clean up some of the problems at the Veterans Administration should he get elected.  

One veteran this Memorial Day is sharing his experiences trying to help other Vets get stable housing, medical care or other help.