Disabled Vets Who Must Repay Separation Benefits Feel Abandoned By Congress

Disabled military veterans who are required to repay separation benefits are left with few options and see little action coming from Capitol Hill.

The White House, Department of Veteran Affairs, and members of Congress are moving fast on veterans issues in 2017. They’re working on proposals to reform the GI Bill, veterans health care, and the VA appeals process, with support from many of the nation’s largest veterans service organizations and nonprofits.

But for all that momentum, there’s been little movement to address an important problem that routinely catches vets off guard and throws many into financial insecurity: arcane rules that require former service members to pay back their separation pay before they can receive VA disability compensation. Abandoned

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