The Vermont Veterans Home is seeking an additional $2 million in state funding for its budget.
Most of the Bennington home’s funding comes from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid and other health insurance programs. But President Joseph Krawczyk testified yesterday before a legislative committee that the home will require additional state funds to cover expenses.
According to The Bennington Banner, Krawcyzk testified employees are scheduled for pay raises another contracted benefits. He also said electricity and fuel costs are also rising.
Bennington County Sen. Dick Sears said the home might need more than $2 million. Officials say the home is running a deficit in the current budget.