Cuomo's Latest Veto Of Veterans' Pension Bill Decried - The bill would have provided a pension credit to veterans who served in the military and are now New York state residents after five years of public service. Supporters of the legislation say the pension credit for military veterans is applied unevenly. Those who served in Somalia, Bosnia, Haiti, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the Korean DMZ are not eligible for the military service credit, and neither are women who served in non-combat roles.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs launched a Women Veterans hotline Ė 1.855.VA.WOMEN (829.6636) Ė to help women veterans and their families learn about the department's healthcare services and resources.
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