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Vet groups warn lawmakers not to impose age factor on unemployment benefits

from Stars and Stripes

Representatives of The American Legion and Disabled American Veterans have warned lawmakers to reject calls to impose an age ceiling or other new cost control on VA compensation payments to veterans whose service-connected disabilities leave them unemployable. An age ceiling is perhaps the most tempting cost-control option discussed in a new Government Accountability Office report that examines weakness and inefficiencies in the way the Department of Veterans Affairs administers Individual Unemployability benefits for 318,000 recipients. more

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