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VetsFirst Begins Final Push for Disabilities Treaty

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Before Congress left for its annual August recess, VetsFirst was instrumental in leading veterans’ efforts to pass the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (Disabilities Treaty). When lawmakers return in September, we hope to push the Disabilities Treaty over the finish line. On July 23, VetsFirst participated in a press conference with former Senate Majority Leader […]

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VetsFirst Q&A: Is There a Hardship Exclusion for VA Pensioners?

| August 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Question: I’m a potential adoptive parent. I receive a VA pension in the amount of $1054 per month for a non-service-connected disability. I have no dependents and do not receive any other government benefits. The child I am hoping to adopt receives Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and will probably receive an enhanced adoption subsidy due to the child’s special […]

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VetsFirst Q&A: Can My Incarcerated Son’s VA Disability Benefit Be Used to Pay Support for His Child?

| August 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Question: I’m writing on behalf of my son, who is incarcerated. We just received notice his VA disability compensation will be reduced to 10 percent. The amount he will get is around $100 per month. But he has to pay child support in the amount of $700 per month. Can anything be done so he can at least meet the child support amount? Answer: […]

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