Veterans protesting; No benefits if shutdown continues through month

Vet protest

Veterans are planning another protest Tuesday, according to CNN.

A military coalition including 33 of the nation’s leading veterans and uniformed service organizations will stage a major event pushing for an end to the government shutdown.

Several sources have confirmed the event will be at the National World War II Memorial.

Officials from these groups said there is a lot of frustration and uncertainty as the shutdown continues.

Veterans who receive disability and G.I. Bill benefits and survivors who rely on those benefits are especially concerned.

The Department of Veteran’s Affairs said it will not be able to pay benefits if the government remains closed through the end of the month.

1 Comment

  • DOUGLAS D

    I don’t understand why they can’t continue to pay these benefits. They are continuing to collect the taxes that pay them. The DVA is still being staffed and the benefits are are dispersed via a computer programs. It would actually take an extra effort to stop this process.

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