More than 42,000 veterans have been discharged from military service because they sustained injuries while serving our country in combat. These veterans were denied the ability to accomplish their military career goals, by no fault of their own. To make matters worse, the benefits they receive as a medical retiree are reduced if they receive earned VA benefits.
This demeaning offset, created by Congress to save money, forces those who have shed blood, sweat, and tears for our country in combat to do without benefits they need to provide for their families.
Contact your members of Congress and urge them to cosponsor the Major Richard Star Act. Our nation is still at war. We must ensure that benefits for combat-wounded veterans are improved, not eroded.