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 Disabled Vets Space “A” Update – H.R. 936 | Extend Eligibility to 100% Rated Vets:

This bill was referred to the House Armed Service Committee last week. It is a bill that, if passed, would allow veterans with a 100% service connected total and permanent disability to travel on military aircraft in the same manner … Continue reading

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 GI Bill update ► VA comparison tool:

For any service member or veteran looking to pursue their educational goals through the use of the GI Bill, there is an important tool offered by VA. The GI Bill Comparison Tool allows users to compare different programs and institutions … Continue reading

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 TRICARE user fees ► under age 65 retirees could see major fee hike:

Some military families would see some co-pays decrease under a Senate proposal to change the Tricare fee structure, but retirees under age 65 would see a major fee hike. Working-age retirees now pay no enrollment fees to join Tricare Select. … Continue reading

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 Burn Pit Toxic Exposure update ► back in the spotlight:

House lawmakers will take up the issue of burn pits in early JUN with a hearing focused on how much is known about troops health effects after toxic exposure to the waste fires overseas. A series of lawmakers and veterans … Continue reading

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•• Isakson, Scott bill to provide equal burial benefits for veterans heads to President’s desk:

U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, applauded Senate passage of the Veterans Cemetery Benefit Correction Act, legislation he introduced along with U.S. Representative Austin Scott, R-Ga.-08, to require the U.S. Department of the … Continue reading

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• House passes several veterans bills ahead of Memorial Day:

H.R. 1972, VA Billing Accountability Act, as amended: authorizes VA to waive copayment requirements when the veteran is not billed in a timely manner. H.R. 3642 , Military SAVE Act, as amended: would require VA to carry out a pilot … Continue reading

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• Massive veterans policy bill heads to Trump’s desk, but results will take time:

We have all heard about the veterans bill that was passed and sent to the president for signature but – most of the impact won’t be seen until years from now. That’s because most provisions of the measure — which … Continue reading

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• The military tuition assistance (TA) program:

If you’ve thought about going to college, but didn’t know if you could afford it, then the Military Tuition Assistance program may be just the benefit you need. The program is available to active duty, National Guard and Reserve Component … Continue reading

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• Rapid Appeals Modernization Program (RAMP):

In November 2017, VA launched Rapid Appeals Modernization Program (RAMP) with the goal of providing eligible Veterans with the earliest possible resolution of their disability compensation claim. RAMP is voluntary and will provide eligible Veterans the opportunity to enter the … Continue reading

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• Homeless vets update – H.R. 4898; Keeping Our Commitment to End Vet Homelessness

This legislation, H.R. 4898, focused on ending homelessness among our nation’s veterans, would extend current authorities that assist veterans and their families with preventing or overcoming issues that may lead to homelessness. Specifically, the bill would extend existing provisions to … Continue reading

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