Rep. Zeldin to Make Announcement Regarding New Legislation to Help Severely Disabled Long Island Veterans
What: Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1), member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, will host a press conference to (1) announce the introduction of bipartisan legislation he has introduced in Congress (H.R. 2460) to expand access to Adult Day Health Care, a daily program for disabled veterans who need extra assistance and special attention in their day to day lives; and (2) in two weeks, on April 20, 2016, the House Veterans Affairs Committee will be holding a legislative hearing on his bill.
H.R. 2460 would ensure that seriously disabled veterans, those who are 70% or more service connected disabled, are able to receive Adult Day Health Care by defining the program as a reimbursable treatment option through the VA. This bill would guarantee that all seriously disabled veterans are able to access Adult Day Health Care at no cost to them, significantly increasing access to this great option of care for our veterans.
H.R. 2460 has strong bipartisan support in Congress, with already over 45 cosponsors, including the entire Long Island Congressional Delegation.
When: Thursday, April 7, 2016, at 11:30 AM
Where: Long Island State Veterans Home, 100 Patriots Road, Stony Brook, NY 11970
Who: Congressman Lee Zeldin, public officials, veterans and their families who would be positively impacted by this legislation, representatives from Long Island State Veterans Home and SUNY Stony Brook, various veteran service organizations and veteran advocates.
All members of the public and press are invited to attend.