Multi-Trillion Dollar Budget Cut May Trouble Disabled Veterans

The Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction has been assigned to eliminate over 1 trillion dollars from the U.S. Budget. U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller, the Chairman of the House Committee On Veterans Affairs, is fighting to ensure veterans disability benefits.

Budget cuts should never include harming soldiers, veterans, and their families, according to Rep. Miller. He continued by equating cutting funding to veterans programs to harming the country’s national defenses. Despite the nation’s financial status, U.S. troops are engaged in conflicts around the world. It’s more important than ever to keep our focus and priorities in line and continue to make subsidizing veterans and the military one of this country’s chief concerns.

According to Rep. Miller, protecting veterans benefits is just as important as ensuring veterans can exist in the civilian world. That means making sure veterans have jobs, which is what led him to introduce the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act of 2011.

Rep. Miller believes the VOW Act, which provides job training among other services, will provide this country with the strongest veteran work force since WW II. Veteran unemployment rates are higher than the national average. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offer so many different services and programs for veterans in need, to cut funding to them would be a grave disservice.

If you are a disabled veteran who has been denied disability compensation or have not yet applied for benefits from the VA, a South Florida disability attorney from Veterans Help Group is ready to help. To learn if you are entitled to certain programs and benefits contact our veterans disability rights firm today 1-855-855-8992.