A federal court has awarded Missouri $906,000 that the Veterans Administration withheld after the veterans home in Warrensburg opened in 2000. The US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims has found in favor of the state in its seven-year battle with the VA. The VA withheld reimbursement payments to the state in 2000 and 2001, claiming the Warrensburg home failed to meet federal standards.
The state disagreed and filed a lawsuit. Attorney General Jay Nixon says the VA picked on minor violations that the state contended weren’t violations at all. The federal court ordered the VA to make the payments to the state retroactively.