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TASK FORCES
VETERANS
 

Mission

Mission: The CCD Veterans Task Force advocates for policies and follows issues of concern to veterans with disabilities

Co-chairs

  • Heather Ansley
    Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA)
    (202) 416-7794 (office)
    (202) 416-7706 (fax)
    heathera@pva.org
  • Susan Prokop 
    Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA)
    Phone: (202) 416-7707
    Fax: (202) 416-7706
    susanp@pva.org

CCD Veterans Task Force 2017 Priorities and Activities

CCD Veterans Task Force Policies for Co-Chairs’ and Sign-On Documents

  ACTIVITIES
Veterans Task Force
CCD Veterans Task Force House Letter re NDRN bill 115th Congress
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Task Force on Veterans and Military Families write in support of H.R. 1712, the “Protection and Advocacy for Veterans Act”. CCD is a coalition of national disability rights, advocacy, consumer and provider organizations representing this nation’s 57 million Americans with disabilities. The Veterans and Military Families Task Force follows issues of concern to veterans with disabilities and military families with members who have disabilities.
(October 4,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Veterans Task Force
CCD Veterans Task comments on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development related to the Disabled and Low-Income Veterans Housing Program authorized in Fiscal Year 2015.
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Veterans Task Force, the following comments are submitted in response to the advance Notice of Funding Availability for the Disabled and Low-Income Veterans Housing Program which was authorized by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015.
(September 11,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Veterans Task Force
CCD Fact Sheet on Health Care Reform and Veterans
Today, there are roughly 20 million veterans in the United States. Of those veterans, approximately nine million – along with 708,000 non-veterans covered by various VA benefits – are enrolled in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system. In addition, over 1.7 million veterans rely on Medicaid, a critical program that provides care and long-term supports for eligible low-income veteran families and veterans with disabilities, among others.
(June 21,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Veterans Task Force
Health Care Reform Must Help CHAMPVA Beneficiaries
The Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA) is a comprehensive health insurance program in which the VA shares the cost of covered health care services for eligible beneficiaries. Beneficiaries include dependents of veterans with catastrophic service-connected disabilities who are under the age of 23, if enrolled in an accredited school as a full-time student, or under age 18 if not so enrolled.
(May 11,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Veterans Task Force
Social Security Caregiver Credit Legislation and Veterans
Social Security retirement benefits are based upon a person's earnings in the workplace and when someone has to drop out of the workforce to care for a loved one, this can have an adverse impact on their future financial security in the form of lower benefits. In recent sessions of Congress, legislation has been introduced to allow people who provide at least 80 hours a month of unpaid assistance for a relative with disabilities to continue earning Social Security credits.
(March 20,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Veterans Task Force
CCD Letter Opposing House CRA Resolution against Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) and our allies urge you to reject a Congressional Review Act (CRA) disapproval resolution of the 2016 Federal Acquisition Regulation rule designed to reduce employment discrimination against people with disabilities and veterans, including those with service-connected disabilities.
(February 1,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Veterans Task Force
CCD Letter Opposing Senate CRA Resolution against Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) and our allies urge you to reject a Congressional Review Act (CRA) disapproval resolution of the 2016 Federal Acquisition Regulation rule designed to reduce employment discrimination against people with disabilities and veterans, including those with service-connected disabilities.
(February 1,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Veterans Task Force
CCD Veterans Task Force 2016 Annual Report
(January 10,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
 
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