Veterans Able To Seek Additional Treatment Under Newly Modified NY Law

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ALBANY – Veterans in New York that suffer with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), a traumatic brain injury or from disclosure of military sexual trauma are getting relief under a newly modified state law. 







Legislation, signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday, amends the Restoration of Honor Act from 2019 allowing additional discharged veterans to receive benefits for those conditions. 

This law will allow veterans who were diagnosed with PTSD, a traumatic brain injury, or a disclosure of military sexual trauma to receive care from any licensed health provider in New York.







Typically, patients would be limited to facilities under the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Governor Cuomo also announced that the Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Romulus, NY will be the state’s first official veteran’s cemetery. 













This designation of the former military site will allow for New York to apply for federal funds for the cemetery’s upkeep and future development.

In a statement Cuomo said that he is indebted to those who made the ultimate sacrifice and said that, “our promise has always been to establish a permanent monument to these heroes.”

Prior to this announcement, New York was one of few states without an official veteran’s cemetery.

 

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