Government Shutdown May Disrupt Veterans’ Benefits

Despite information provided to members of VA congressional affairs and later released to the public, a recent Washington Post article indicates that Tuesday’s government shutdown could be very bad news for veterans receiving benefits, including disability and pension checks.  According to that same article, the House of Representatives and Senate Veterans Affairs committees were informed only late last week that, if the shutdown lasts for more than two to three weeks, veterans’ benefits checks of all types will be disrupted.  Apparently, the problem is that the VA will run out of funds to make compensation and pension payment to our veterans if the shutdown continues for several weeks.  This is obviously concerning to veterans and their families who depend on these pension and compensation payments.   Hopefully, their will be an agreement reached and the shutdown will be over before any veteran’s benefit payments are disrupted.  However, if you are a veteran receiving benefits for pension or compensation it could be important to be prepared for the possibility of a delay in payment.

Question About Veterans Benefits

At Perkins Studdard, we represent veterans in claims for disability compensation benefits.  For answers to additional questions about veterans’ benefits claims, please feel free to visit the Veterans’ Benefits section of our Questions and Answers page or simply complete the “Need Help” form at the right to contact Jason Perkins or Travis Studdard, our veterans’ benefits attorneys, for a free consultation.

What if I have more questions about my VA claim?

I understand you want your VA claim to be done as quickly as possible. But remember the ultimate goal – to win your VA disability compensation claim.

You may eventually get there on your own, but it may be after a series of decisions by the Regional Office and Board of Veterans Appeals. Sometimes claims are appealed and remanded several times, which can cause a claim to drag on for years. If you are interested in avoiding unnecessary delay in your claim and want to do everything you can to maximize your chances of success, it is probably a good idea for you to consult with an accredited veterans disability attorney.

We would be happy to talk to you. If you would like a free consultation with our Perkins Studdard veterans disability attorneys just click here or give us a call to begin the process.

Travis Studdard is an attorney who focuses on representing veterans in VA disability compensation claims.  He regularly writes about issues that are important to veterans and their families.
You can subscribe to his Veterans Disability channel on YouTube.

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