Veterans

Veterans' Tax Exemption Benefit Highlighted

Almost half of Westchester County’s 80,000 military veterans are missing out on a property-tax exemption that could save them hundreds of dollars a year because they’re unaware of it and the Department of Veterans Affairs does not notify their hometowns when they are discharged, Sen. Charles Schumer said Monday.

Veterans

New Technology in Place for Electronic Submission of Veterans’ Disability Claims

A new online application from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) enables disability compensation claims to be processed faster in a more end-to-end electronic environment, and VA is urging Veterans and their Veterans Service Organization (VSO) representatives to make full use of its capabilities to receive speedier decisions and reduce the backlog of claims.

Government Military

Banks Targeting Military Families for Illegal Foreclosures

Figures lie, some groups are counted, some are not. But the lowest figures available have one in three families, this includes active duty serving overseas, reservists and National Guard and veterans losing their homes since 2008. Two thirds of those are now “split up” with at least one member “homeless.”