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Victories for Veterans on Capitol Hill

As the 113th session of Congress comes to a close, VetsFirst is pleased to report major victories on our 2014 legislative priorities. Our first victory was inclusion of language from the Housing Assistance for Veterans Act (HAVEN Act) in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2015. The HAVEN Act provision would allow national nonprofits to […]

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Question: I am the widow of a service-connected veteran who was a military retiree. Can I receive both a Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) annuity and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) benefits at the same time? Answer: In general, an individual cannot receive both SBP and DIC concurrently. When the Defense Finance and Accounting Services (DFAS) is […]

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The International Day Recognizing Disabilities Sparks Remembrance and Hope

This year’s recognition of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, December 3, marks the end of yet another year of efforts to ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD or Disabilities Treaty). As time runs out in the congressional calendar, it is clear that the treaty won’t likely be considered […]

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