Lawmakers want new help for vets with dementia implemented

(Katie Aupperle)
Published: Apr. 5, 2021 at 11:41 AM AKDT
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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - The congressional delegations of Maine and Alaska want the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to work quickly to implement a law designed to address a gap in care for veterans who suffer from early-stage dementia.

The delegations want the VA to implement provisions of the State Veterans Homes Domiciliary Care Flexibility Act, which Congress passed late last year.

The law gives the VA the ability to waive eligibility requirements for domiciliary care for veterans with early-stage dementia.

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