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Guam - Senator Tom Ada has introduced a bill that would extend veterans benefits to surviving spouses and legal guardians.
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If signed into law bill 462 would provide derived veteran's benefits to the spouses, and legal guardians of veterans who are 100% disabled or individually unemployable. it would also give benefits to the surviving spouses and legal guardians or servicemen or women who have been killed in the line of duty. Senator Ada says the purpose of the bill is to extend otherwise unused benefits to the support network of these veterans.
"An individual may be a quadriplegic so really will not be able to drive a car so the fee waiver on drivers licenses is really of no use to him. but normally with that individual is a spouse who continues to sustain that family and that individual has to get to and from work that individual should be extended the ten point preference for employment when applying for a public job,” explained Senator Ada.
According to Senator Ada there are currently 349 veterans on Guam who have been determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to be 100 percent disabled or individually unemployable because of service connected injuries.
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