On April 10, 2018, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (CA), introduced H.R. 5452, the Reduce Unemployment for Veterans of All Ages Act of 2018.
Currently, veterans with service-connected disabilities or other employment challenges are able to receive career development services through the VA’s Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment program up to 12 years after they separate from military service. H.R. 5452 would eliminate the 12-year-period of eligibility.
In accordance with DAV Resolution No. 250, we support this legislation to eliminate the 12-year-period of eligibility. By removing the limited eligibility, H.R. 5452 will provide veterans the flexibility to receive the support they have earned and deserve throughout their lifetime and thus help reduce unemployment for service-connected veterans.
Please use the prepared electronic letter or draft your own to urge your Member of Congress to support and cosponsor H.R. 5452.
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