Friday, June 02, 2017

VFW reacts to IU removal from VA Benefits

Our fellow Veterans at the VFW have served notice to the VA that their prosed budget is dead on arrival:

VFW Continues Opposition to Proposed Cuts to IU: With the recent release of President Trump’s budget plan including proposed cuts to several benefits that disabled veterans count on, the VFW has been working with members of Congress to ensure a responsible budget that protects benefits. The proposed cuts include eliminating Individual Unemployability for veterans who become eligible for Social Security, rounding down the monthly amount received by disabled veterans and surviving spouses, and a massive expansion of the Choice Program without fixing its existing major issues. The sum of the proposed cuts would be tens of thousands of dollars annually for average veterans with service-connected disabilities that prevent them from working. The VFW will never support balancing budgets on the backs of veterans. The Choice Program, which allows veterans to find care in the community that their local VA facility cannot provide, has VFW support, but is in need of administrative fixes before a large expansion can occur and should never be used to fully replace VA. The VFW needs all veterans and their supporters to call their members of Congress and state your opposition to these dangerous proposals. Read the VFW's statement on the budget.


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