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white cloud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-16-10 05:07 PM
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Kerry Fights for Blinded Vets
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 16, 2010

CONTACT: DC Press Office, (202) 224-4159 (202) 224-4159





WASHINGTON, D.C. Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.) today introduced legislation that will allow blinded veterans in Massachusetts to keep their entire pension from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA.)



Massachusetts offers a $2000 annual payment to permanently blind veterans, but the VA currently subtracts that annuity from their federal pension checks, denying blinded veterans their full and rightful benefits. Senator Kerrys Veteran's Pensions Protection Act will end that practice, providing veterans the full benefits theyve earned.

http://kerry.senate.gov/cfm/record.cfm?id=323114
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Gman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-16-10 05:16 PM
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1. They need to include widows of vets
widows of vets have their Social Security reduced by the amount of the survivor benefit from the VA. That's just plain wrong. They in effect lose the VA widow pension.
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politicasista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-16-10 05:23 PM
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2. Call his office or e-mail them
Edited on Tue Mar-16-10 05:29 PM by politicasista
Bills can always use improvements.
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