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Beijing's creeping aggression signals a challenge to U.S. presence in the Asian Pacific
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Veterans Service
It was one of the simplest, most poignant promises Barack Obama made in 2008 in his first campaign for the White House: He would significantly reduce the government's lengthy backlog of pending claims for disability coverage. But the president's pledge not only remains unfulfilled, it has become a rallying cry for sick veterans, their widows and their advocates.
It was one of the simplest, most poignant promises Barack Obama made in 2008 in his first campaign for the White House: he would fulfill “a sacred trust with our veterans” by significantly reducing the government’s lengthy backlog of pending claims for disability coverage. The goal: all veterans could get a decision on disability claims within 125 days.
Dear Sgt Shaft: Your recent article on the legality of attachment of VA Service-Connected Disability Compensation to divorce settlements is misleading and, in practical terms, false. Although federal regulations supposedly prevent such attachment, the reality is that the federal government does not interfere or involve itself with the issue of attaching commingled income and assets in divorce settlements in the state and local court jurisdictions.