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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.

Sincerely,

Petition Signatures


May 23, 2018 Kelly Shanks
May 22, 2018 Aliyah Khan
May 16, 2018 Kim Johnson
May 8, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 8, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 8, 2018 KATHLEEN TAYLOR
May 8, 2018 Marion Barbour
May 8, 2018 Deborah Deshaies
May 5, 2018 Bonnie Steiger
May 3, 2018 Barbara Leary
Apr 28, 2018 Kaley Bill
Apr 22, 2018 Ms. Jocelyn Valdez-Loqui
Apr 22, 2018 KATHLEEN TENNYSON
Apr 22, 2018 Kimberly Corn
Apr 15, 2018 william elliott
Apr 11, 2018 Lisa vasta
Apr 8, 2018 chris bramlett-hawes
Apr 8, 2018 Gerald Ryan
Apr 6, 2018 Elizabeth Housel
Apr 6, 2018 thomas friedman
Apr 6, 2018 Kristen Guarino
Apr 6, 2018 Wendy Springstead
Apr 6, 2018 Ruthann Shae It's shameful that veterans would have to wait for medical care and financial benefits yet they do...................bet welfare recipients don't wait for checks
Apr 6, 2018 Jonathan Ludwig
Apr 6, 2018 Richard Rheder
Apr 5, 2018 Susan Briggs
Mar 30, 2018 Bill Vann
Mar 26, 2018 Debbie Eldridge
Mar 25, 2018 Maria Sicari
Mar 24, 2018 Delores Ford
Mar 24, 2018 Rose Ash
Mar 24, 2018 Janie Anderson
Mar 23, 2018 Robert Furem
Mar 15, 2018 Susan Hogarth
Mar 14, 2018 Wayne Tagle
Mar 13, 2018 Beveryn Swaim
Mar 13, 2018 Kathleen Shabi
Mar 13, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 13, 2018 Jacki Bittner
Mar 13, 2018 Susanna Shipman
Mar 13, 2018 Donna Kraft
Mar 13, 2018 Cynthia Foote
Mar 13, 2018 Robert New
Mar 11, 2018 Amy Secrest
Mar 8, 2018 KAREN WASSING
Mar 6, 2018 Margaret Randall
Mar 6, 2018 Diana Zimmerman
Mar 5, 2018 Pam Floener
Mar 5, 2018 Jane Chischilly
Feb 28, 2018 James Williams

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