Schumer in Rochester to discuss benefits for veterans
Posted at: 03/26/2013 3:42 AM | Updated at: 03/26/2013 5:26 PM
Senator Chuck Schumer was in town Tuesday and he says many vets who return home after tours in Iraq and Afghanistan are not taking advantage of certain benefits.
Schumer says federal officials have failed to notify the county about the vets coming home and that's why the service men and women are sometimes left out of the loop when it comes to tax breaks available.
Schumer wants the VA Home Loan Department to include proper information. He's also reaching out to social media sites like Facebook and Google to create online campaigns, informing vets about available benefits.