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February 8, 2011

Senators Want Implementation Date of Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010

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Full Article at: Senators Call on VA to Stop Dragging Its Feet in Getting Family Caregivers Critical Benefits
Tuesday, 08 February 2011 10:01 Press Release Military

WASHINGTON, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–February 8, 2011. “Yesterday, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) joined Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chairman of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee and 16 other Senators from both sides of the aisle, in writing to Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Eric Shinseki, and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Jack Lew, to urge the Administration to carry out the law and begin providing supportive services to caregivers of wounded veterans. The Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010 was enacted May 5, 2010 and directed VA to begin providing caregiver support by January 30, 2011. To date, the Obama Administration has failed to even set out its initial plan to carry out the law.

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