Minden Press-Herald

Thursday
Jul 31st

Benefits threatened

State law leaves vets lacking benefits

State law restrictions, combined with federal appeal requirements, may have left some potentially deserving Louisiana National Guard (LANG) veterans ineligible for a $100,000 disability benefit.

Initial legislation providing death and disability benefits for LANG veterans activated after Sept. 11, 2001 went into effect four years ago. Act 406 of the 2011 Regular Session fixed some problems with death benefits and went into effect July 5.

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