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Veterans' Benefits: Issues in the 110th Congress

Veterans' Benefits: Issues in the 110th Congress

Date: October 16, 2008
Creator: Davis, Carol D.; Loane, Shannon S.; Scott, Christine; Perl, Libby; Smole, David P. & Weimer, Douglas Reid
Description: This report provides a general discussion of veterans' benefits issues that are part of the legislative agenda of the 110th Congress or are likely to be of legislative interest. Among those issues are disability compensation and pensions; education benefits; homelessness; life insurance; the status or eligibility of groups such as U.S. merchant seamen and World War II Filipino veterans for veterans' benefits; Reserve and National Guard eligibility for veterans' benefits; the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims; and legal representation for veterans. For each issue, an overview is provided, along with summaries of pertinent pending legislation. In addition, an overview of the benefits and their eligibility requirements, demographics for both the veteran population and the benefit population, and summary data on the FY2008 budget for veterans' benefits are provided.
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U.S. Periods of War

U.S. Periods of War

Date: January 7, 2010
Creator: Salazar Torreon, Barbara
Description: This report lists the beginning and ending dates for "periods of war" found in Title 38 of the Code of Federal Regulations, dealing with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). It also lists and differentiates other beginning dates given in declarations of war, as well as termination of hostilities dates and armistice and ending dates given in proclamations, laws, or treaties.
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Veterans Affairs: Health Care and Benefits for Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange

Veterans Affairs: Health Care and Benefits for Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange

Date: October 30, 2009
Creator: Panangala, Sidath V. & Weimer, Douglas R.
Description: This report provides an overview of health care services and disability compensation benefits available to Vietnam veterans, Children of Vietnam Era veterans, and non-Vietnam veterans exposed to herbicides. This is followed by a discussion of the recent litigation pertaining to Navy veterans of the Vietnam Era who served offshore and were never physically present on Vietnamese soil.
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Military Retirement: Major Legislative Issues

Military Retirement: Major Legislative Issues

Date: October 25, 2005
Creator: Henning, Charles A
Description: None
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CRS Issue Statement on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations

CRS Issue Statement on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations

Date: January 15, 2010
Creator: Else, Daniel H.; Panangala, Sidath Viranga & Scott, Christine
Description: The closing, reduction in scope, or expansion of military installations on domestic soil and overseas, the privatization of government-built military housing, the provision of benefits and medical care to eligible veterans, and the redeployment of military units to the United States from overseas garrisons have drawn congressional attention in recent sessions. The funds to support all of these activities are provided by the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act debated annually in both chambers.
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Military Retirement: Major Legislative Issues

Military Retirement: Major Legislative Issues

Date: June 15, 2005
Creator: Goldich, Robert L
Description: None
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Military Retirement: Major Legislative Issues

Military Retirement: Major Legislative Issues

Date: August 2, 2005
Creator: Goldich, Robert L
Description: None
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Military Retirement: Major Legislative Issues

Military Retirement: Major Legislative Issues

Date: May 25, 2005
Creator: Goldich, Robert L
Description: None
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Military Retirement: Major Legislative Issues

Military Retirement: Major Legislative Issues

Date: July 13, 2005
Creator: Goldich, Robert L
Description: None
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Military Retirement: Major Legislative Issues

Military Retirement: Major Legislative Issues

Date: October 20, 2004
Creator: Goldich, Robert L
Description: None
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Military Retirement: Major Legislative Issues

Military Retirement: Major Legislative Issues

Date: April 14, 2005
Creator: Goldich, Robert L
Description: None
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Military Retirement: Major Legislative Issues

Military Retirement: Major Legislative Issues

Date: December 24, 2002
Creator: Goldich, Robert L
Description: None
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Military Retirement: Major Legislative Issues

Military Retirement: Major Legislative Issues

Date: February 5, 2003
Creator: Goldich, Robert L
Description: None
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Military Retirement: Major Legislative Issues

Military Retirement: Major Legislative Issues

Date: March 12, 2003
Creator: Goldich, Robert L
Description: None
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Military Retirement: Major Legislative Issues

Military Retirement: Major Legislative Issues

Date: March 28, 2003
Creator: Goldich, Robert L
Description: None
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Military Retirement: Major Legislative Issues

Military Retirement: Major Legislative Issues

Date: May 16, 2003
Creator: Goldich, Robert L
Description: None
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Military Retirement: Major Legislative Issues

Military Retirement: Major Legislative Issues

Date: June 4, 2003
Creator: Goldich, Robert L
Description: None
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Military Retirement: Major Legislative Issues

Military Retirement: Major Legislative Issues

Date: June 26, 2003
Creator: Goldich, Robert L
Description: None
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Military Retirement: Major Legislative Issues

Military Retirement: Major Legislative Issues

Date: July 10, 2003
Creator: Goldich, Robert L
Description: None
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Military Retirement: Major Legislative Issues

Military Retirement: Major Legislative Issues

Date: August 12, 2003
Creator: Goldich, Robert L
Description: None
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Military Retirement: Major Legislative Issues

Military Retirement: Major Legislative Issues

Date: September 2, 2003
Creator: Goldich, Robert L
Description: None
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Military Retirement: Major Legislative Issues

Military Retirement: Major Legislative Issues

Date: September 10, 2003
Creator: Goldich, Robert L
Description: None
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Military Retirement: Major Legislative Issues

Military Retirement: Major Legislative Issues

Date: September 30, 2003
Creator: Goldich, Robert L
Description: None
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Military Retirement: Major Legislative Issues

Military Retirement: Major Legislative Issues

Date: January 2, 2002
Creator: Goldich, Robert L
Description: None
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