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When it comes to America's veterans, there is no excuse for not providing the benefits they deserve in a timely manner. Snowstorms and other bad weather often cause the VA to stall on paying veterans' benefits, leaving countless former service members without the funding and assistance they need to survive.

Paperwork processing centers close down when severe weather takes place, and consequently our veterans are left stranded. Those who have sacrificed their lives for our country shouldn't have to bear the brunt of storms or other disasters — these processing centers need to find more efficient ways to continue doing business rather than simply shut down. Our veterans didn't have that option.

Write to House Veterans' Affairs Committee Chairperson asking him to support legislation that would prohibit veteran benefit processing centers from evading their important duties in the event of storms and other unplanned incidents.

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Dear House Veterans' Affairs Committee Chairperson:

I think it's outrageous that any veteran would have to wait for their benefit payments due to a snowstorm or other weather disaster. The fact is, when bad weather occurs, veteran benefit processing centers often close down. This means that veterans don't get their payments until the weather subsides and the workers return to the office.

This way of doing business seems highly flawed. When our soldiers were out in the rain, snow, or scorching heat, they weren't able to "close down shop" and go home. They stayed out on the front lines, in whatever conditions, laying down their lives for our country. There is simply no reason that something as common as bad weather should prevent them from receiving the benefits they've earned.

I am writing to ask that you draft and/or support legislation that will prohibit these processing centers from shirking their duties due to weather conditions. There is no excuse for failing to provide our veterans with the care they deserve.


Petition Signatures

Feb 10, 2018 MaryLynn Michaelis
Feb 9, 2018 Janis Ciofalo
Feb 9, 2018 Andrey Yushchenko
Feb 9, 2018 James bRZOZKIEWICZ
Feb 9, 2018 Anita Phaneuf
Feb 8, 2018 D'Anna Fortunato
Feb 8, 2018 Jenelle Back -Sercombe
Feb 8, 2018 Wendy Bise
Feb 8, 2018 Ellen O'Connor
Feb 8, 2018 Sandra Tucker
Feb 8, 2018 Goldie Antelman
Feb 7, 2018 Ruth Rogers
Feb 4, 2018 miriam feehily
Feb 1, 2018 Sieglinda Du Preez
Feb 1, 2018 sophia rubinstein
Jan 29, 2018 Sandra Jesionek Totally unacceptable and it needs to get fixed ASAP.
Jan 28, 2018 Danielle Osterweil
Jan 25, 2018 Tsoni Hansen
Jan 25, 2018 Sandra Schomberg
Jan 25, 2018 Synthia Coplin
Jan 25, 2018 K Taylor
Jan 25, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 25, 2018 Kathleen Sitton
Jan 23, 2018 Joyce Davis
Jan 21, 2018 Charlotte Woodard
Jan 19, 2018 Phyllis Dupret
Jan 17, 2018 cara frame
Jan 17, 2018 Teresa Crosby Find a way to work remotely or have offices in different parts of the country that can easily pick up where one had to stop. Just because we have bad weather our veterans should not have to suffer sometimes going without food or shelter. Fix the problem
Jan 15, 2018 Margo Salone
Jan 14, 2018 Rebecca Gurley
Jan 14, 2018 Vicky Palmerton
Jan 14, 2018 Wanda Tappe
Jan 14, 2018 Sue Ellen Lupien
Jan 14, 2018 Jenifer Webb
Jan 14, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 12, 2018 Regina Powell
Jan 6, 2018 Kathryn Gallagher
Jan 6, 2018 Robert Reed
Jan 5, 2018 AmyBeth Ward The Government has turned down my fiancé for his VA benefits 3 different times. After serving in two different branches Army & Air Force I think that he is dued them. He’s been out for 30 plus years.
Dec 29, 2017 Carol Henderson
Dec 18, 2017 Patricia Lewis
Dec 17, 2017 Valerie Romero
Dec 11, 2017 Michelle Giordano
Dec 11, 2017 Jodi Ford
Dec 9, 2017 Candi Fultz
Dec 7, 2017 Judith Pelletier
Dec 7, 2017 Georgia Propp
Dec 7, 2017 Ken Stein
Nov 30, 2017 Lori Nightingale
Nov 26, 2017 Pamela Haun

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