Week of April 06, 2009
U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D-HI), Chairman of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, recently introduced the Veterans’ Insurance and Benefits Enhancement Act of 2009, which addresses a broad range of veterans’ benefits. Insurance enhancements in the bill include:
– A new insurance program for service-connected disabled veterans;
– An expanded eligibility for retroactive benefits from traumatic injury protection coverage; and
– A $10,000 increase to the amount of supplemental insurance totally disabled veterans may purchase.
Read Chairman Akaka’s floor statement for more information on the Veterans’ Insurance and Benefits Enhancement Act of 2009.