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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced this week it will add “nine rare respiratory cancers to the list of presumed service-connected disabilities due to military environmental exposures to fine particulate matter” but...
This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., urged U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Denis McDonough to provide an explanation for blanket and vague denials of applicants and legacy participants from the department’s...
Currently, veterans living in Northwestern Florida have to drive more than 100 miles to receive inpatient care at the VA Gulf Coast Medical Center in Biloxi, Mississippi or be sent to local community hospitals as availability and funds permit.
Other signers include U.S. Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Penn., Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon, R-PR, Carolyn Maloney, D-NY, and Darren Soto, D-Fla.
Lawson urged “that HISA grant maximums be increased to $10,000 for veterans with service-connected disabilities and $5,000 for veterans with non-service-connected disabilities.” That would be an increase from the current levels as veterans disabled in the line of service are eligible for a maximum of $6,800 while those disabled outside of service-related activities are elegible for a maximum of $2,000.
"As governor of Florida, I directed significant resources to make certain that my state, which is proudly home to more than 1.5 million veterans, is the most veteran-friendly in the nation. Now, as Florida’s U.S. senator, I remain dedicated to ensuring our veterans have every resource they need to live their dreams after faithfully serving our nation."