NEW HAVEN, CT – November 11, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) announced today US Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki is allowing 23 Connecticut veterans to stay in their current retirement homes through next September. Without Shineski’s intervention they would have been forced to leave at the end of this year.
“This is great news for the 23 Connecticut veterans and I applaud Secretary Shineski for using the authorities Connecticut’s House members urged him to use. Forcing these veterans out of their homes because of an error that was not their fault would have been wrong, and in some cases may not have been in the best interest of their mental or physical well-being. The 23 veterans and their families now have time to think about what the best course of action is for them. I will continue to work with them to ensure they are able to get the care they desire and deserve.”
Last month veterans at the Seacrest Retirement Home in West Haven, Highview Manor in Hamden, and Mattatuck Health Care in Waterbury were notified by the VA Connecticut Healthcare System that, due to a VA error, care in these homes has been erroneously covered.