More on Veterans Issues
May 15, 2013
Representative Sean Patrick Maloney has sent a bipartisan letter to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel denouncing the Department of Defense plan to furlough civilian employees and urges the Secretary to reconsider. Yesterday, the Pentagon announced plans to furlough about 800,000 civilian employees for 11 days due to the across-the-board cuts known as “sequestration.”
May 2, 2013
With over 12,000 New York and Hudson Valley veterans waiting on disability claims with the average wait time 471 days, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney has launched an online page devoted to assisting the tens of thousands of veterans in the Hudson Valley. Rep. Maloney currently has a caseworker on staff to help veterans with their claims for educational, disability, retirement, medical, burial, spousal and dependents' benefits as well as the correction of military records and medals.
May 1, 2013
Veterans in the 18th Congressional District of New York should contact my office for help resolving any problem with the federal government including any type of claims.
Apr 17, 2013
Representative Sean Patrick Maloney introduced the Disabled Veterans Red Tape Reduction Act, HR 1521, to help address the Veterans Administration (VA)’s backlog of disability claims. This bill allows veterans to have their medical examinations done by physicians outside the VA system to help process veterans’ disability claims faster. Currently, 20% of claims are processed through physicians outside the VA system, but the program is set to expire this year. Without timely action from Congress, the VA system would be even more overburdened.