The American Legion is again calling on its members to voice their support for legislation that will repeal the "disabled veterans tax" that has been in place since 1999. Under current federal law, some disabled veterans still are forced to forfeit $1 of earned retired pay for each dollar received in veterans' disability compensation. The Retired Pay Restoration Act (H.R. 303 in the U.S. House of Representatives and S. 271 in the Senate) would repeal the current law. Veterans are urged to contact their members of Congress and ask them to support the Retired Pay Restoration Act. Members of the Senate can be reached through the main switchboard (202-224-3121) or through their websites. The House is on recess until April 11.
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