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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

Jul 19, 2018 Sandy Amador
Jul 19, 2018 Pamela Timmerman
Jul 15, 2018 Edward Flounoy Jr
Jul 15, 2018 Virginia Cassidy
Jul 15, 2018 Richard Pontious
Jul 15, 2018 Nina Morales
Jul 15, 2018 Ianto Anglesey
Jun 16, 2018 Debbie Kelly
Jun 15, 2018 Leah Helmer
Jun 14, 2018 Mary sunderhauf
Jun 11, 2018 Lynne Minore
Jun 7, 2018 Joan Kelly
Jun 6, 2018 Brian Kelly
Jun 4, 2018 Madeleine Norris
Jun 2, 2018 Carol Painter
Jun 1, 2018 Heather Companion
Jun 1, 2018 Heidi Steffy
May 28, 2018 Tony Pascarella
May 22, 2018 Christy Starbuck
May 22, 2018 Aliyah Khan
May 15, 2018 Miriam Feehily
May 8, 2018 suzanne caruso
May 8, 2018 Sara Vilhena
May 7, 2018 J Lathem
Apr 28, 2018 Kaley Bill
Apr 15, 2018 Juanita Montano
Apr 15, 2018 william elliott
Apr 14, 2018 ALYSA WARING
Apr 14, 2018 Judy Uehlinger
Apr 11, 2018 Lisa vasta
Apr 6, 2018 thomas friedman
Apr 6, 2018 (Name not displayed) As a 24yr military spouse, I agree we all have earned every benefit.
Apr 6, 2018 Robert Reed
Mar 25, 2018 Sandra Bigart
Mar 24, 2018 Vick Swain
Mar 24, 2018 Richard Rheder
Mar 23, 2018 Jane Rigney
Mar 21, 2018 Jeanie Anderson
Mar 19, 2018 Mary Ann Jones
Mar 16, 2018 Daniel McKenzie-Polk
Mar 16, 2018 Shawn McKenzie-Polk
Mar 15, 2018 Robert Furem
Mar 15, 2018 Kristi Weber
Mar 13, 2018 Beveryn Swaim
Mar 13, 2018 Harold and Georgi Mortensen
Mar 13, 2018 Jennifer Rhoads
Mar 13, 2018 Jeanette Taylor

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