Military Pay Restored
Military Pay Restored

Military Pay Restored As Government Shutdown Ends

With military pay hanging in the balance, veterans’ organizations have been demanding an end to the political infighting.

With military pay hanging in the balance, veterans’ organizations have been demanding an end to the political infighting to ensure that veterans, their dependents or their survivors continue to receive their compensation checks on time.

Nevertheless, consensus is that there cannot be a repeat of the impasse, which threatened hundreds of thousands of veterans and their families. “We must take decisive action to prevent this from recurring,” the Disabled American Veterans said in a late-night statement. “Now is the time to get Congress to pass, and the President to sign, new legislation to extend advance appropriations to all VA programs, services and benefits.”

More than 80 percent of the Department of Veterans Affairs annual budget already is appropriated a year in advance, covering medical care and facilities. But the so-called discretionary budgets covering disability and compensation payments and education payments for troops attending school on the GI Bill, are not.

Read more at http://www.military.com/daily-news/2013/10/17/congress-reopens-government-troops-pay-protected.html?comp=1198882887570&rank=1.

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