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The Military Coalition announces support of a Disabled Veterans Tax Termination Act.

January 19, 2011 at 11:37 am

I’m proud to announce that The Military Coalition, a consortium of over 30 uniformed services and veterans associations, has announced their strong support and full endorsement of H.R. 333, the Disabled Veterans Tax Termination Act.  

As the Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veteran Affairs, I introduced H.R. 333 to allow disabled veterans to receive the full amount of compensation they earned serving their country.

When a veteran receives income from multiple sources, such as from the VA and the Department of Defense, it is known as concurrent receipt.  Under current law, many veterans are barred from collecting their VA disability compensation if they also receive military retirement pay, and face a dollar-for-dollar offset despite having earned both benefits while serving their country.  

The Military Coalition has for years looked after the interest of our nation’s service members, veterans, and military families and I am proud to have their support on this vital piece of legislation.

Veterans who have been injured during their service to our country have rightfully earned their military retirement pay and VA disability benefits, and it is unjust that our current policies effectively tax these Americans, taking money right out of their pockets. These policies must change and I look forward to working with the Coalition to pass this bill.

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