Hill Watch: Congress Passes Veterans Bill with Homelessness Provisions
Bill heads to the President's desk for signature
On Friday the U.S. Senate passed, by unanimous consent, H.R. 6416, the “Jeff Miller and Richard Blumenthal Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2016”. This bill contained several provisions related to veteran homelessness, some of the highlights of which included:
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12/08/2016 02:09 PM EST
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced it now provides eligibility determinations for interment in a VA national cemetery prior to the time of need. Through the Pre-Need Determination of Eligibility Program, upon request, individuals can learn if they are eligible for burial or memorialization in a VA national cemetery.
ARE YOU A VETERAN?
DO YOU HAVE A JOB AND NO CAR?
DOES HAVING NO CAR PREVENT YOU FROM GETTING A JOB?
WELL, through Wheels for Warriors there may be an answer for you.
Wheels for Warriors is in the process of securing the funding for the purchase of NEW 5 – 7 speed bicycles, helmets and gloves for veterans to help them get and keep a job. If your job is within 20 miles of your home and you do not need to take a Freeway, you CAN ride a bike.
Many roads now have bike trails
Bikes do not need insurance
Bikes do not need gas
Bikes can help reduce cholesterol
Bikes can help with weigh loss
Bikes can improve your overall health
Bikes allow you and opportunity to save $$$$$.
INTERESTED?? Contact Program Director, Bill Mowder at email@example.com
All receipents must go through a qualification process and the award of the bikes is based on a first come first serve basis and dependent on available funding funding. (Exceptions may arise depending on circulstances)
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