Bill Looks to Make More Veterans Eligible for VA Headstones
Congresswoman Claudia Tenney says she wants to expand which veterans are eligible to headstones and plaques provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
The Republican has proposed legislation to expand access to headstones for veterans who passed away on or after December 30 of 1960.
The current law only allows for a small medallion for any service member who passed away before November 1, 1990 while veterans who passed away on or after that date is eligible for a headstone or plaque.
The Republican says her office was contacted by the families of a decorated World War Two veteran earlier this year who had passed away in 1974 and the family of another World War Two veteran who died in 1965 who were told their service members were not eligible to receive headstones or plaques because they died prior to the November 1, 1990 eligibility date.
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