Other Benefits

Tax Credits Provide Job Opportunities for Veterans

  On Nov. 7, 2011, President Barack Obama announced executive orders to give tax credits to employers who hire post-9/11 veterans and wounded warriors, as well as enhanced career counseling and related services for veterans. The new Returning Heroes Tax Credit will provide companies up to $5,600 in credits for each unemployed veteran they hire. …

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Senate Additions Could Delay Job Acts Past Veterans Day

  The House of Representatives recently passed its veterans employment bill, the Veterans’ Opportunity to Work Act. All eyes are now focused on the Senate, who is working on its own version of the bill, the Hiring Heroes Act. Senate Democrats are considering adding two White House-sponsored tax provisions that could delay a final vote, …

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New Research into Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

  Researchers work diligently to prevent and treat the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder, one of the most prominent veteran illnesses today. PTSD is not exclusive to the military, but veterans are helping to draw attention to this debilitating illness. Increasingly expensive treatments created a need for scientists to find new, more effective ways to …

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At War Over Military Health and Pension Benefits

  The health and pension benefits of military retirees could be under heavy scrutiny in the near future. U.S. President Barack Obama’s proposal, known as the Plan for Economic Growth and Deficit Reduction, will cut Medicare and Medicaid, and could also cost veterans, active duty service members, and their families by reforming some veterans benefits. …

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