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house Bill H.R. 1313

Should Small-Business Loans For Disabled Veterans Extend to Their Spouses?

Argument in favor

This bill would ensure that the surviving spouses of individuals who were disabled in combat receive their benefits. Just because a veteran isn’t 100% disabled doesn’t mean they don’t face huge obstacles because of the sacrifice they made for the country.

Alis's Opinion
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05/19/2015
Stop nickeling & diming veterans! If the country destroy their lives, it also destroys their families' life! Do everything to make up for Congressional war-mongering that has been followed by Congressional whining that wars have horrible long-term financial consequences!!
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05/18/2015
I join the VFW in support of this bill. If a spouse co-owns a business with a disabled veteran and the veteran passes on, the spouse should not be denied the benefits the veteran accrued. Though a spouse may enlist or be commissioned, the reality is that their home front is pulling along with the serviceman or woman in uniform.
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06/04/2015
AThe sum of the veteran still down supper. They do make a choice to marry a military personnel, one who might go to war and die. The widow left standing at that point is the one who suffers most m, though I doubt the military is blamed. Regardless, the spouse and their children should benefit from the risks of the man of the house. Anyways, it isn't like the military pays all that well.
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Argument opposed

Disabled veterans and their families are certainly entitled to benefits thanks to their sacrifice to the country. But the distinctions that this bill makes are so arbitrary. Are veterans who are only 10% disabled entitled to the same rights as those who are 90% disabled? No.

LibertyForAll's Opinion
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07/29/2015
Benefits are the right of the veterans. But the transfer of such benefits should be available.
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Paul's Opinion
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05/20/2015
This bill is too vague and arbitrary in applying the rules for eligibility
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V's Opinion
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05/28/2015
This is an arbitrary benefit for Veterans. They deserve whatever benefits have been established. I do not think benefits should be expanded. If current benefits are too little for anyone planning to serve, they should not serve.
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    Stop nickeling & diming veterans! If the country destroy their lives, it also destroys their families' life! Do everything to make up for Congressional war-mongering that has been followed by Congressional whining that wars have horrible long-term financial consequences!!
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    Benefits are the right of the veterans. But the transfer of such benefits should be available.
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    This bill is too vague and arbitrary in applying the rules for eligibility
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    It doesn't matter if a vet is 10 or 90 percent disabled. They are disabled because they were protecting Americans from seeing the horrible things in this world that make us feel uncomfortable. And while they were gone their spouses had to survive alone missing them and worrying about them - now caring for them. They deserve the opportunity to pursue the American Dream of owning a business. They are the reason it is possible.
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    AThe sum of the veteran still down supper. They do make a choice to marry a military personnel, one who might go to war and die. The widow left standing at that point is the one who suffers most m, though I doubt the military is blamed. Regardless, the spouse and their children should benefit from the risks of the man of the house. Anyways, it isn't like the military pays all that well.
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    I join the VFW in support of this bill. If a spouse co-owns a business with a disabled veteran and the veteran passes on, the spouse should not be denied the benefits the veteran accrued. Though a spouse may enlist or be commissioned, the reality is that their home front is pulling along with the serviceman or woman in uniform.
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    Geez, we need to do so much more than this for veterans and their families. So yes to this but let's do more!
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    This is an arbitrary benefit for Veterans. They deserve whatever benefits have been established. I do not think benefits should be expanded. If current benefits are too little for anyone planning to serve, they should not serve.
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    They sacrificed too
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    This should aid family struck by our wars...regardless of who is the owner of the business.
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    The benefits should be limited to a certain amount of time after they pass though.
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    Losing a leg and gaining a ringing in your ear can both be hard to handle. I think that the spouses of veterans dealing with these things suffer along side the veterans both while they serve and afterward and that they should share the benefits.
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    Yes. If you are disabled, your benefits should extend to your spouse.
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    It's not just the vet that makes the sacrifice. Their whole family does as well.
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    Family members and spouses of veterans suffer when the primary service member suffers. We should take care of them for the sacrifices that they have to make in order to support our fighting force so that they remain motivated to stay in the fight.
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    The benefits are earned by their service. It is not an award for getting disabled. It matters not how much he is disabled it matters how much he needs.
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    But I also believe that ANY disabled person deserves this, regardless of serving our country or not.
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    There's no downside to growing the economy by offering reduced rate small business loans to surviving spouses of all injured veterans.
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    If the veteran is unable to work, then it would absolutely be necessary for the spouse to be eligible.
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    Spouses are the unsung heroes. Many are uneducated, or cannot work. This would be a great opportunity for military spouses to be able to do things that they only wish they could do-but can't, due to all of the circumstances that come with proudly supporting their military spouses in their military careers. It's extremely difficult to start a business from nothing when your spouse is a new vet, trying to get back into the work force with nothing.
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