FOX 29 Gets Results That Bring Family Of WWII Vet To Tears - New York News

FOX 29 Gets Results That Bring Family Of WWII Vet To Tears

Posted: Updated:

We've worked for months to help local veterans get the help and benefits they've earned.

They came to FOX 29 when they got the run-around.

On Thursday, FOX 29's Claudia Gomez got an update that brought tears to one family's eyes.

On Sept. 14th, we first told you about Frank Ciampitti, a World War II vet who applied for benefits from the VA more than two years ago.

The long wait has taken a heavy toll on his wife, Palma.

On Thursday afternoon, Ciampitti's daughter got the answer they've been waiting for.

The family will finally receive benefits. They says they will receive a check for back pay as well as a monthly benefit, beginning November 1st.

Many other veterans are going through a similar situation.

Richard Scott also fought in World War II and died waiting for an answer from the VA.

After our story aired in September, an employee at the Philadelphia VA contacted the family, telling them they would have to re-apply and that it would be a lengthy process.

Korean War Vet Alexander Rupeiks is still waiting as well. Rupeiks lost part of his hearing in combat.

As he got older, his hearing worsened, but when he applied for an increase in VA benefits, he got denied repeatedly.

His case is now before an outside appeals board.

We also told you about the wife of an Army veteran who applied for a widow's pension.

Diana Petrecca finally learned Wednesday that she was denied because her income exceeds the VA limit of just over $8,000 a year - a rate which is well below the poverty level.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Record stores survive and thrive in Brooklyn

    Record stores survive and thrive in Brooklyn

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:59 PM EDT2014-04-19 02:59:51 GMT
    When you hear about a place that still sells records, located in a hip neighborhood in the borough of Brooklyn, you enter that store with certain expectations. One of them being: you hope the guy behind the counter talks about music the way Cory Fierman does."I think it's just like the most important thing to you," he says. "I don't know how to describe it. It's the most important thing to me. It's like another language."Cory manages Greenpoint's Academy Records Annex, where they want you ...
    When you hear about a place that still sells records, located in a hip neighborhood in the borough of Brooklyn, you enter that store with certain expectations. One of them being: you hope the guy behind the counter talks about music the way Cory Fierman does."I think it's just like the most important thing to you," he says. "I don't know how to describe it. It's the most important thing to me. It's like another language."Cory manages Greenpoint's Academy Records Annex, where they want you ...
  • Queens Beer Week kicks off

    Queens Beer Week kicks off

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:19 PM EDT2014-04-19 02:19:20 GMT
    Queens wants to be known as New York City's beer capital. Queens Beer Week kicked off on Friday to celebrate the borough's crafty breweries and the more than 60 venues that serve their beer. Dan Bronson of Crescent and Vine in Astoria is the bearded brains behind the inaugural Queens Beer Week. He organized it all. The nine-day celebration of beers brewed in Queens.
    Queens wants to be known as New York City's beer capital. Queens Beer Week kicked off on Friday to celebrate the borough's crafty breweries and the more than 60 venues that serve their beer. Dan Bronson of Crescent and Vine in Astoria is the bearded brains behind the inaugural Queens Beer Week. He organized it all. The nine-day celebration of beers brewed in Queens.
  • Woman wanted for baby snatch attempt in custody

    Woman wanted for baby snatch attempt in custody

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:57 PM EDT2014-04-19 01:57:17 GMT
    Police have taken into custody the woman believed to have tried to push a stroller with a baby inside away from a nanny in Chelsea. Tara Anne McDonald, 46, was being evaluated at a hospital Friday night. The attempted kidnapping occurred on 8th Ave. and 17th St. at about 3:45 p.m. on Thursday, police said.
    Police have taken into custody the woman believed to have tried to push a stroller with a baby inside away from a nanny in Chelsea. Tara Anne McDonald, 46, was being evaluated at a hospital Friday night. The attempted kidnapping occurred on 8th Ave. and 17th St. at about 3:45 p.m. on Thursday, police said.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices