Proposed Bill Would Expand Disabled Vets’ Benefits

Senate considers concurrent benefits for medically retired veterans.

Tens of thousands of veterans who have been injured on active duty and medically retired prior to serving in the military for 20 years are ineligible for concurrent disability and full retirement benefits at present. The recently reintroduced Richard Star Act would remove the current reduction in the amount of retirement compensation received due to disability pay that has currently been calculated.

“When it comes to our nation’s disabled veterans, we’ve got to cut through the bureaucratic red tape that’s prevented them from getting the full benefits they’ve earned,” stated Senator Jon Tester of Montana, chair of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee. He added that this act “would fix the unfair offset that prevents thousands of veterans living with the wounds of war from accessing both their disability benefits and retired pay.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the U.S. Senate to have discernment as they vote on this bill for disabled veterans.
  • For the Department of Veterans Affairs as they care for injured veterans.
  • For protection for active-duty troops around the world.

Sources: Military Times,


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