Department of Veterans Affairs

VA Benefits

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Compensation paid to veterans should be dependent on salary like other entitlement programs. The more money you make, the less you get from the VA even if you are disabled. We have Bureau of Prisons staff earning $50,000+ as Correctional Officers and collecting $500 - $600 checks a month from the VA for PSTD symptoms. As a fellow veteran, I can't help to think they are scamming the system. If you can work a full time job as dangerous as being a correctional officer, then obviously you do not "need" the $600 VA check. Thank you for your service, however, just like public assistance, there should be salary limits and at some point a cap to the benefits. This should be investigated to see what kind of savings can be had by simply passing a law tying benefits to salary.

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Idea No. 9696