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 Legislation of the 115th Senate:

Introduced – S.410 – A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the transfer of unused Post-9/11 Educational Assistance benefits to additional dependents upon the death of the originally designated dependent.. S.423 – A bill to amend … Continue reading

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 Legislation of the 115th House of Representatives:

Introduced – H.R. 369, Eliminating the Sunset Date of the Choice Act – Eliminating the Sunset Date of the Choice Act, would eliminate the statutory sunset date for the Choice Program and instead allow the program to continue until the … Continue reading

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 Military family tax burden ► H.R.282 | Spouse State Residency

Military spouses would be able to simplify their state residency status — and their tax bills — under new legislation introduced by a pair of Republican lawmakers this week. The Military Residency Choice Act H.R.282 is designed to untangle the … Continue reading

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 Military Spouse Job Continuity Act

NGAUS strongly supports S.143, the Military Spouse Job Continuity Act, introduced on January 12th by Senator Robert Casey of Pennsylvania. This legislation would offer a tax credit up to $500 to any military spouse who requires a renewal or transfer … Continue reading

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 VA Blue Water claims update:

The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2017 is a bill to restore the presumption of exposure to Agent Orange by veterans who served in the harbors, bays and territorial seas of Vietnam. The bill was introduced on 5 … Continue reading

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 Vet toxic exposure Lejeune update:

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has published regulations to establish presumptions for the service connection of eight diseases associated with exposure to contaminants in the water supply at Camp Lejeune, N.C. The presumption of service connection (SC) applies to … Continue reading

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 Exchange Online Shopping Update:

The Department of Defense has made a policy change, effective next November, to allow 16 million honorably discharged veterans to shop online for discounted military exchange products. Peter K. Levine, acting undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness, signed a … Continue reading

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 Concurrent receipt status:

Career service members earn their retired pay by service alone and those unfortunate enough to suffer a service caused disability in the process should have any VA disability compensation from the VA added to, not subtracted from, their service-earned military … Continue reading

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 Defense officials approve expanded veterans online shopping benefit:

Honorably discharged veterans could be able to shop online at military exchange websites as early as Veterans Day, barring any objections from Congress. The change in Defense Department policy would open up online exchange shopping privileges but it won’t apply … Continue reading

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 New regulation decreases cost of outpatient medication:

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its regulation on copayments for Veterans’ outpatient medications for non-service connected conditions. VA currently charges non-exempt Veterans either $8 or $9 for each 30-day or less supply of outpatient medication, and under … Continue reading

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