veterans benefits

Despite Supreme Court's LGBT Rulings, Veterans Affairs Claims Need for Legislation to Provide Equal Benefits

Despite Supreme Court's LGBT Rulings, Veterans Affairs Claims Need for Legislation to Provide Equal Benefits
Congress or the courts may still have more work to do before the VA can start providing federal benefits to married, same-sex couples, according to VA Secretary Eric Shinseki. The Supreme Court ruled in June that a law, the federal Defense of Marriage Act, denying federal tax, health and pension benefits to married, same-sex couples was unconstitutional. The law governing veteran's benefits contained similar provisions, Shinseki said, but hasn't specifically been addressed by the courts or federal legislation.
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Better Off Than Four Years Ago Because Veteran Benefits Have Been Expanded

Four years ago, President Bush threatened to veto a revision of the GI Bill that would expand veteran benefits.  The bill, which was the most significant revision in 25 years, offered veterans who served for at least three years since 9/11 tuition at a public university, a yearly allowance for fees and books
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