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Limiting Caregiver Benefits - VA's Fault?


By jimstaro - Posted on 11 February 2011

While I respect Senator Murray and was happy she was picked to take over from Senator Akaka on the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee her attack is another disconnect in what Agencies can do with what Congress, the peoples representatives, gives them as I wrote a short note to her yesterday. The Veterans Admin. has been underfunded, and in many times politically run, since Korea as they moved funds from the Korean Vets to our brother 'Nam Vets and ignored what we were even telling the Country, i.e. PTSD, Agent Orange, Gulf War Syndrome and more. The Country hasn't wanted to fund the results of their wars and Congress follows that bid especially the tax cutters of which just recently they extended the 'Non Sacrifice', especially for the wealthy many making wealth off these wars and readily pony up big campaign contributions, cuts now over the whole decade of these two conflicts. Look in the mirror Congress and remember who you work for and their bidding or lack of as there's been No Demand Still for 'Sacrifice'! The easy way out is blame the VA in these cases!

Murray slams VA for limiting caregiver benefits

Feb 10, 2011 - Many caregivers of severely disabled veterans will be unnecessarily excluded from a new benefits and support program because of limitations proposed by the Obama administration, the new chairwoman of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee says.

Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., appointed chairwoman just two weeks ago, is launching a high-profile fight with the Veterans Affairs Department over eligibility rules for benefits for the caregivers of severely injured Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. When Congress passed the benefits law last year, lawmakers believed about 3,500 families would be helped. But Murray said Wednesday VA’s criteria for determining who is eligible would “severely limit” who is covered.

“I’m not going to let VA minimize the impact of the bill that we passed,” Murray said in a statement. {continued}

On that sentence just above, look at the camera's and Demand Sacrifice from the Country, the magnet ribbons are mostly long gone and haven't seen a purple heart bandage except in the photo's I've kept since that political campaign and mass convention!

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