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2013-05-30 12:14:51
Heller, Murray Introduce Bill to Assist Veteran Children (WASHINGTON, DC) – U.S. Senators Dean Heller (R-NV) and Patty Murray (D-WA) introduced the Creating A Reliable Environment (CARE) for Veterans’ Dependents Act last week, a bill designed to ensure that children of homeless veterans are eligible for services provided to that veteran by VA funded facilities. “It’s particularly important during these financially difficult times to remember that the children of our nation’s veterans are also suffering. Just because a veteran parent falls on tough times should never mean that their dependent is turned away for help,” said Senator Dean Heller. “I am proud to introduce this bill with Senator Murray that gives veterans the respect they deserve and helps ensure that these children’s futures are full of opportunity.” “The men and women who have heroically served America in the military should not find themselves struggling to find a bed to sleep in or a meal to eat,” said Senator Murray. “This is especially true for the children of our veterans. It is critical that we ensure access to the resources and support these children need while their families work through difficult economic times. I am proud to join with Senator Heller in introducing this important legislation.” Background: Under current law, the VA Grant and Per Diem program does not reimburse VA funded facilities for services provided to a homeless veteran’s dependent. Children accompanying their veteran parent who has fallen on hard times can be turned away from receiving care at VA funded facilities. The CARE for Veterans’ Dependents Act simply allows the VA to reimburse facilities for care of a dependent of a veteran receiving care at a shelter funded by the VA Grant and Per Diem program. Click here for a PDF copy of the CARE for Veterans’ Dependents Act. Follow Senator Heller on Facebook On Twitter @SenDeanHeller And on YouTube *If you are no longer interested in receiving updates, please do not respond to this email, as it is an unattended e-mail address. Please click the link below if you would like to be removed from future e-mails.
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Heller, Murray Introduce Bill to Assist Veteran Children

(WASHINGTON, DC) – U.S. Senators Dean Heller (R-NV) and Patty Murray (D-WA) introduced the Creating A Reliable Environment (CARE) for Veterans’ Dependents Act last week, a bill designed to ensure that children of homeless veterans are eligible for services provided to that veteran by VA funded facilities.

“It’s particularly important during these financially difficult times to remember that the children of our nation’s veterans are also suffering. Just because a veteran parent falls on tough times should never mean that their dependent is turned away for help,” said Senator Dean Heller. “I am proud to introduce this bill with Senator Murray that gives veterans the respect they deserve and helps ensure that these children’s futures are full of opportunity.”

“The men and women who have heroically served America in the military should not find themselves struggling to find a bed to sleep in or a meal to eat,” said Senator Murray. “This is especially true for the children of our veterans. It is critical that we ensure access to the resources and support these children need while their families work through difficult economic times.  I am proud to join with Senator Heller in introducing this important legislation.”

Background:

  • Under current law, the VA Grant and Per Diem program does not reimburse VA funded facilities for services provided to a homeless veteran’s dependent.
  • Children accompanying their veteran parent who has fallen on hard times can be turned away from receiving care at VA funded facilities.
  • The CARE for Veterans’ Dependents Act simply allows the VA to reimburse facilities for care of a dependent of a veteran receiving care at a shelter funded by the VA Grant and Per Diem program.

Click here for a PDF copy of the CARE for Veterans’ Dependents Act.

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