This week covered some hopeful legislation, political encouragement and a very popular homebuyer tax credit.
This is one of the most post popular articles we’ve written. A handful of congressmen and women are putting legislation on the table to spread the availability of chiropractic care to all veterans. Currently only about 36 VA Health Care facilities currently have a chiropractic practitioner on staff. If the legislation is passed, every VA facility will be required by law to have a staff chiropractor.
While the $8000 tax credit is no longer available to the civilian population. Current military service members and new veterans can still purchase a home loan and receive this credit. With a deadline of April 30, 2010, there isn’t much time left. This opportunity is available to those who served at least 90 days overseas between January 1st, 2009 and April 30th, 2010.
Veterans Campaign, a group without any political alignment, was set up when a Marine Corp Reserve Captain attended a class aimed at women interested in political campaigns. The organization believes that military veterans are especially qualified to perform in the political arena, and that Americans hold these veterans in a better light than most politicians.
Currently veterans who were discharged under Don’t Ask Don’t Tell have a discharge characterized as “other than honorable.” This prevents them from being eligible for any VA benefits. While there is controversy over the ethics of vets who were put out involuntarily and those who used DADT as an avenue to end their contract early, these legislators are not currently quantifying the difference.