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Cuomo signs bill to stop veteran scams

Aug 26, 2019 12:48 am
Nick Reisman reports for New York State of Politics that on Aug. 23 Gov. Andrew Cuomo a bill that attempts to cut down on scams against veterans. The legislation blocks entities from receiving compensation for aiding veterans and their dependents work on a claim for benefit services they are not authorized to provide. “Our veterans bravely put their lives on the line to protect our country and our freedoms, and we owe it to them to help ensure they have the protections and resources they need to be financially stable in the future,” Cuomo said. Scams often center on helping veteran families obtain benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. “Veterans are heroes who have served our country selflessly to defend our freedoms. Now it’s our turn to help protect them from scam artists who seek to steal their hard earned money,” said State Senator David Carlucci, one of the bill's co-sponsors. Read more about this story at New York State of Politics