02.22.21

Daines Cosponsors Bipartisan Bill to Help Disabled Veterans

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today cosponsored the “Major Richard Star Act” to allow certain disabled veterans to receive their retirement pension and disability pension at the same time.  Federal law currently restricts most veterans from receiving both payments, forcing them to choose one or the other.  This bill alleviates that concern for some 42,000 veterans nationwide.

“Montana’s veterans and their families have made great sacrifices to serve our country. We need to ensure that federal laws are working to support these brave men and women, not working against them,” Daines stated. “This legislation will help retired veterans with disabilities get the support that they need. I won’t stop working to get this bill signed into law to help our veterans.”

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