Veterans Committee: Important news on expanded benefits for disabled veterans!

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National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 will expand benefits for disabled veterans

Service-connected disabled veterans and their families will soon have access to certain new privilegesā€”several of which have been long-standing DAV legislative prioritiesā€”under the recently signed John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019.

Beginning in January 2020, service-connected disabled veterans and their caregivers will be eligible to use base commissaries and some Morale, Welfare and Recreation facilities on bases worldwide. In addition, veterans with a service-connected disability rated permanent and total are now eligible for travel on Department of Defense aircraft on a space available (Space-A) basis. Eligibility does not extend to spouses, significant others or caregivers, and those wishing to travel Space-A must have a DD Form 2765.

Read the full article here..

For more information please contact Veterans Committee chair John Hurst. His contact information can be found on the Veterans Committee Page here..

 

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