US Holocaust survivors to receive federal funds

05.08.2011                      05.Aw-Elul, 5771

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US Holocaust survivors to receive federal funds

"We must do all we can to honor their struggles, lives," says congresswoman; would make survivors eligible for special programs.

Holocaust survivors in the US will receive federal funds designed to help them age at home, rather than having to move to an institution, according to a new congressional bill drafted by Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL).
The bipartisan proposal calls for survivors to be added to a list of elderly citizens receiving preferred treatment under the Older Americans Act, to designate an individual within the Administration on Aging to overlook programs offered to survivors and create a grant program helping them with their transportation needs….