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There are few people who know the true meaning of patience and virtue better than a military spouse. Military spouses are the ones who sit on the sidelines, supporting their husbands and wives, enduring lengthy deployments and making sure life at home runs smoothly. We cannot underestimate the importance and value our military spouses contribute to our country.

That's why we have an obligation to make sure veterans' spouses are cared for and protected accordingly. Under current law, military spouses are only permitted to keep a limited amount of financial resources in order to obtain VA benefits. In fact, the VA hasn't adjusted this number since 2002.

It's time to bring the number of allowable financial assets to current levels. Sign the petition asking Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki to close the gap and make sure veterans' spouses receive the benefits to which they are entitled.

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Dear Secretary Shinseki,

Our veterans have dedicated their lives and fought for our country on the front lines of war. But behind the scenes, it's our military spouses who must fight to take care of the family at home. They endure long deployments, often the only parental figure within a family for months or even years on end.

That's why it's so important that we do all we can to take care of our military spouses. Currently, the VA bars spouses of veterans from having over a certain amount of assets in order to receive VA benefits. This number hasn't been updated since 2002 and doesn't account for increases in the cost of living since then.

Military spouse provide the backbone of support and courage a family needs when one of its members is deployed on active duty. Please do all you can to ensure these spouses are cared for the way they deserve to be.


Petition Signatures

Feb 18, 2018 Randall Bong
Feb 13, 2018 Anita Phaneuf
Feb 9, 2018 Czora Pagsolingan
Feb 9, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 8, 2018 Mary Smith
Feb 8, 2018 tammy bullock
Feb 8, 2018 Sandra Tucker
Feb 8, 2018 Karen Kaddatz
Feb 7, 2018 Ruth Rogers
Feb 4, 2018 Sandra Richards
Feb 1, 2018 Russell Jackson
Jan 30, 2018 Barbara Leary
Jan 25, 2018 K Taylor
Jan 23, 2018 Evangelina Delashmet
Jan 17, 2018 Teresa Crosby
Jan 16, 2018 Heather Pelletier
Jan 14, 2018 Sue Ellen Lupien
Jan 14, 2018 Mary Maitland
Jan 14, 2018 Larry Head
Jan 8, 2018 Dorothy Henry
Jan 6, 2018 Karrie Vukelic
Dec 29, 2017 Carmen Rodriguez
Dec 28, 2017 Linda Ronconi
Dec 11, 2017 A Martin
Dec 11, 2017 Jodi Ford
Dec 8, 2017 Isabelle Larmour
Dec 7, 2017 Cindy Stein
Dec 7, 2017 Ken Stein
Dec 6, 2017 JoAnn Evans
Nov 28, 2017 Averill Waterhouse
Nov 15, 2017 Patrizia Lazzeri It's time to bring the number of allowable financial assets to current levels. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki: Close the gap! Make sure veterans' spouses receive the benefits to which they are entitled!!
Nov 15, 2017 Sharrell Callaway
Nov 15, 2017 J L Edwards
Nov 11, 2017 Dana B
Nov 11, 2017 Octavia DeLaGarza
Nov 10, 2017 Vianney Ventura
Nov 6, 2017 Jack Martin
Oct 30, 2017 Francis Robertson
Oct 30, 2017 Christine McNulty
Oct 30, 2017 Karen Dagsen I am an unpaid caregiver for my husband. I feel that I don't matter to the VS in csreing for my husband. Military spouses are unsung in our sacrifices too
Oct 25, 2017 Kimberly Wallace
Oct 24, 2017 Richard Batten
Oct 15, 2017 Nancy Rooney
Oct 15, 2017 Danita Allen
Oct 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 11, 2017 David Bott
Sep 22, 2017 Carol Kelling
Sep 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 15, 2017 David Randall
Aug 21, 2017 Melissa Lohman

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