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Some Vets to Get VA Stimulus Payment

Discussion in 'Veteran's Forum' started by Blitzer, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. Some Vets to Get VA Stimulus Payment

    April 03, 2009

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    WASHINGTON - The Veterans Affairs Department said Thursday it will issue a one-time payment of $250 to qualifying veterans as part of its stimulus spending.

    Altogether, the VA said it will spend more than $1.4 billion in stimulus money as part of President Barack Obama's economic recovery plan.
    Some of the money will go to hire and train 1,500 temporary claims processors to help reduce a six-month backlog in disability claims, but a large amount will go to upgrade veterans hospitals and cemeteries across the country.

    The $250 payments will be issued as early as June. To be eligible, a veteran must have received a qualifying compensation between November of last year and January. It is estimated that $700 million will be spent on the payments.

    Related Link: VA Announces Recovery Spending

    The approximate $1 billion in construction projects range from $550,000 to relocate a sleep lab in Northport, N.Y., to $1.1 million to replace roads and gutters in a facility in Battle Creek, Mich.

    About $50 million will go to improve veterans cemeteries, with projects ranging from about $9,000 for a lawn tractor for Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Pennsylvania to $28,500 for a casket carrier in Black Hills, S.D.

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  2. stengun


    Nov 20, 2004
    Bugtussell, AR

    Yep. I was told by the VA that I would get a check in June.

    It is to help stimulate the economy.

    I told the VA if they wanted to stimulate MY economy they could send me a 1,000 checks.


  3. JimBianchi

    JimBianchi Da Da CLM

    Feb 15, 2006
    Las Vegas
    $250 will by me a little .223 ammo. (If I can find it)
  4. Chicken feed from a chicken outfit. Thanks Big "O"! :moonie: