Town dedicates caseworker to veterans

Noah Manskar

The Town of North Hempstead is shifting some of its social work resources to devote more time to veterans’ needs.

A caseworker from the town’s Department of Services for the Aging will be available seven to 10 hours a week to meet specifically with veterans and help them access benefits and services, town officials announced last week.

“Our veterans have given so much to our community and our country and I am honored to be able to provide them with this service,” North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth said in a news release.

Any of the town’s 1,200 veterans will be able to meet with the caseworker by appointment at the DOSA offices, located at Clinton G. Martin Park in New Hyde Park.

The program will not cost the town any extra money, as it only reallocates existing caseworkers’ hours, the news release said.

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