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Sunday, June 11, 2017
POTUS Ugly Budget Could Harm Most Florida Veterans
If you think older disabled veterans are freaking out about the President's Budget, read this and do something about it before it is too late! After all, they are the majority of veterans in this state!
DAV commander says Villages veterans could lose homes if Trump budget enacted BY MARV BALOUSEK
Some veterans in The Villages could lose their homes if a federal proposal to cut benefits is enacted, said Villager Jack Johnson, Florida commander of the Disabled American Veterans.
Of about 40,000 veterans in The Villages, Johnson estimated at least 1,000 disabled veterans receive about $3,000 monthly from the Individual Unemployability Program because they are unable to find a job due to service-related injuries.
The federal bill would cut off the benefit when veterans reach 62, the age when they can begin to draw Social Security.
Veterans would not be able to apply for the program after that age.But since the recipients are disabled veterans, it’s unlikely they have paid much into Social Security, Johnson said.
“People could lose their homes,” he said.As many as 225,000 veterans nationally, including 7,000 who are over age 80, could be affected.read more here