WPR News
10:42 am
Tue April 20, 2004

Summit Seeks More Veterans Benefits Delivery

Cheyenne, WY – In Wyoming, the vast majority of veterans do not receive any of the benefits to which they're entitled. About 20 organizations banded together in Cheyenne Monday for the Governor's Veteran's Summit. The concensus of the group is that more needs to be done to provide services to those that have served the country. Wyoming Veterans Commission Director Don Ewing says it will be a challenge. He says many veterans have had good health plans over the years and don't need veteran's benefits. Ewing says another problem is many vets, especially Vietnam veterans, are reluctant to seek help from the government.