Veteran’s Issues

Issue Background

Military personnel make a variety of sacrifices to defend our freedoms and, in exchange, they are eligible for a variety of health care, education, burial and other benefits. FRA works to ensure the VA has adequate funding to provide these promised benefits earned through military service.

The growing number of military veterans, particularly warriors returning with life-altering wounds and emotional scars, is stretching VA systems and services to the limit. We have an obligation to assist these heroes in any way possible as they transition to civilian life.

Where We Stand
  • Efforts to eliminate the backlog of unresolved claims for VA disability benefits.
  • Reform of the VA policy that prevents Vietnam veterans who served off-shore from receiving benefits related to Agent Orange exposure.
  • Full and timely distribution of education benefits provided through the Post-9/11 GI Bill and other veterans’ education programs.
Issue News

VA May Expand Ailments Associated with Agent Orange Herbicide

Aug 11, 2017 -

The Institute of Medicine's (IOM) 10th and final review of medical literature on health effects of herbicide exposure in Vietnam was issued March 2016.

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