Category Archives: New Vet Legislation

VA Announces Change to Medication Copays for Some Veterans

Press Release on June 10, 2010 WASHINGTON – As previously announced on January 7, 2010, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) froze prescription copayment increases for six months.  Veterans who generally have higher income and no service-connected disabilities – referred … Continue reading

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Is The VA Treating National Guardsmen As Outcasts?

Recently I have been reading and hearing a lot about challenges that members of the National Guard are facing after returning from serving on active duty. Historically the National Guard has been seen as the key players right here in … Continue reading

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Disabled Veterans Face A Faceless Bureaucracy

by John McChesney The Department of Veterans Affairs is struggling to cope with tens of thousands of veterans filing for disability benefits. Because there are applicants from two current wars — plus a new wave from the first Gulf War … Continue reading

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New Legislation Introduced To Help Military Spouses

By Erica Erwin Erie Times-News, Pa. Apr. 1–New legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper aims to make one inevitable part of military life a little easier: moving. Dahlkemper, of Erie, spent part of Wednesday morning in Erie promoting the … Continue reading

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New Law Gives Huge Tax Breaks to Companies who Hire Veterans

by John Allen On March 18, 2010, President Obama signed the new Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act (HIRE) into law. This federal legislation creates brand-new tax breaks for hiring and retaining unemployed workers. Here’s a quick CCG overview on … Continue reading

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Senate Passes Veterans Health Amendment

Written by Bruce Ferrell (WASHINGTON) – The United States Senate passed legislation cosponsored by Senator Richard Burr to correct serious technical errors in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that Burr says put veterans, widows and widowers, and certain … Continue reading

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American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Gives Employers Huge Incentives to Hire Veterans

Attention Veterans and Employers! The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, enacted in February of 2009, offers $4,800 to an employer for hiring a qualified veteran.  This legislation includes other key provisions – including giving businesses tax credits for hiring unemployed … Continue reading

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Lawmaker wants to give severely wounded veterans tuition waiver scholarships

By Griselda Nevarez, Cronkite News Service Published at AZ Capital Times, February 16, 2010 Veterans who suffered severe combat wounds deserve tuition breaks similar to those available to faculty and staff at state universities so they can get on with … Continue reading

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Obama Signs Veterans' Emergency Care Act

American Legion posted February 3, 2010: Earlier this week, President Obama signed into law the Veterans’ Emergency Fairness Act of 2009. This important legislation amends existing statutes to allow the VA to reimburse eligible veterans for portions of emergency treatment … Continue reading

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