The shame of it all is that we are even having this type of discussion.
I am a veteran. I am a Democrat. I am a very politically active Democrat. But where veterans are concerned, politics stops. It is no longer a matter of right or left, liberal or conservative, it is a much simpler matter: Right or wrong.
Disabled Veterans NEED to know that THEIR Veterans' Disability Compensation is NOT to be used for marital property settlement for Alimony/Maintenance.
This goes against Federal Law (38 USC 5301), and in Ehlers v. Ehlers,(No. 97D-73) Illinois case law precedent, Wojcik v. Wojcik (No. 03-D-2709),
Du Page County, Illinois Plus MANY MORE States.
Veterans' Rights Advocate, Jere Beery, stated,"I don't think the American people are aware that millions of tax dollars paid by American tax payer's...
Veterans' Rights Advocate, Jere Beery, stated,"I don't think the American people are aware that millions of tax dollars paid by American tax payer's for veteran's disability benefits are being diverted to able body third parties via divorce court. This is very wrong and needs to be stopped as soon humanly possible". Beery stated."The wording of 5301(a) is Very clear and forbids 'attachment' of veterans' benefits under any legal process, including divorce court.
If a judge uses a veteran's VA Disability benefits to determine ability to pay alimony or spousal support, that judge has 'attached' to that veteran's benefits by calculation. I don't see any gray-area here", Beery said in a recent FBN interview.
As A Long Time Veterans' Right Advocate, he has spent hundreds of hours researching this Issue over the past two years. In addition, he has written several articles on the subject of Veterans' benefits protection in many state courts."This issue is a lot bigger than just disabled veterans," stated in a FBN interview."Any disabled American could fall victim to having their disability benefits stripped and diverted to a third party in divorce court.
Disability benefits should belong solely to the person that has the disability and qualified for the benefits. Not an able body third party," he concluded.
Disabled Veterans' Benefits are Protected by Federal law.
In fact, U.S. Code, Title 38, section 5301(a), states in part:
Nonassignability and exempt status of benefits Payments of benefits due or to become due under any law administered by the Secretary shall not be assignable except to the extent specifically authorized by law, and such payments made to, or on account of, a beneficiary shall be exempt from taxation, shall be exempt from the claim of creditors, and shall not be liable to attachment, levy, or seizure by or under any legal or equitable process whatever, either before or after receipt by the beneficiary.
Anyone can view this Federal Law by going to:
Or At Their Public Library Under Federal US Codes-Statutes.
State judges are over-stepping Their authority and ILLEGALY striping veterans of THEIR earned entitlements.
Many Of Our Disabled Military Veterans Are Jailed In Contempt Of Court By Refusing To Pay Their Able Bodied Ex's Alimony/Spousal Support And Will Continue to do so UNTIL the County And State Judges Read And Learn OUR Federal US Codes-Statutes.
When it concerns our Past Military Disabled Veterans, and Our Disabled Military Men and Women, Returning Now From wars.....
Isn't it time to stand up for our Veterans?
Enough is Enough!
Thank You And God Bless,
Proud Wife Of American Military Disabled Veteran.
I do support and thank our veterans every day! I do not understand how our system has become so messed up.. I believe we need less legislation to complicate things more. Just allow our elected judges to use good common sence. Why would VA benefits be garnished to pay spousal support? This proves how messed up the system has become.
eah george bush did that.
Support our troops by making sure their votes count.
Wow, I did not know this kind of thing was happening!
Are veterans need this they paid there dues by serving in Military in both War and peace time & I hope this Gets Jobs bill thought for them also @@@@@@@.
Please read this and sign the petition. I post a lot of frivolous stuff on FB, but this is really imporant. A disabled, pregnant Army veteran with an 11-year-old-daughter is being forced by court order to give $1000/month of her veteran's benefit check in spousal support to her ex-husband. He is an able-bodied man, but instead of getting a job, he is sitting around on his behind and living at his mother's house. I am positively indignant about this!
I am a son of a vet, the grandson of one, and the brother of an active duty airman, this absolutely disgusts me
Makes me Fucking sick! Get a rope and hang all those crooked ass Politicians!