Grand Jury criticizes county veterans services |

Grand Jury criticizes county veterans services

The Nevada County Veterans Service office has given incorrect and misleading information to veterans and their families on occasion, and many of the county’s veterans don’t receive any help from the office, according to a grand jury report.

The report, released Tuesday, also highlights reduced service between the Auburn Medical Clinic and the Reno Veterans Administration Hospital and “disharmony” among the county veterans office employees.

The office acts as a liaison for veterans, their widows and dependents and has a budget of about $196,000 ($45,000 from the state and $151,000 from the county).

While not citing specific examples, the report said claims weren’t always handled in a timely manner.

Specifically, van service between the Auburn clinic and the Reno hospital has been reduced from three times a week to two times a week, the report said.


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