Individual Unemployment Has Been Saved

Individual Unemployment (IU) Has Been Saved

Thanks to NABVETS, INC. Legislative Liaison NVC Joe Wynn for this very important and significant information concerning Individual Unemployment, which had been proposed by our current President to be cut. You can still follow-up with your voice by calling your local and Federal Representatives.

Commander Kornegay

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From: Joe Wynn
Date: Thu, Jun 15, 2017 at 6:15 PM
Subject: IU Has Been Saved


Joe Wynn
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From: Lawrence Carter
Date: Thu, Jun 15, 2017 at 4:38 PM
Subject: Fwd: IU Has Been Saved!

Hi Fellow veterans, this was a wake up call we can not continue to relax because of this last crisis which put a lot of us in a panic mold. I urge every [one] to stay tuned and look out for your fellow veterans, see something please pass it along. Thanks


We at AMVETS wanted to share the fantastic news that the proposal to stop IU payments to those who reached Social Security age has been termed “dead” by VA Secretary Shulkin, which he said after the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee hearing on the VA Budget yesterday. They are no longer coming after IU benefits to fund the Choice Program.
Thank you to the thousands of you who responded to our call to action, and wrote or called your members of Congress. On Monday of this week, nearly 60 members of the House of Representatives sent a signed letter to Secretary Shulkin decrying the outrageous idea to cut IU benefits to fund Choice.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, a team of AMVETS went to the offices of all 100 U.S. Senators and asked to talk with the person who handled veterans issues. They were provided the bipartisan House letter and this flyer. Many impromptu meetings were held, in addition to the many that we had scheduled, including with those on the Veterans Affairs Committee.  We want to specifically thank Senator Tester (D-MT) and Senator Heller (R-NV) for asking pointed questions on IU to the VA Secretary at the hearing, and standing strong for IU veterans.
We could not have done this without your support. Every office visited had heard from veterans and veteran advocates on this issue. We are proud of our AMVETS team, which includes you.



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