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RAND experts summarize pressing policy challenges affecting veterans, their families, and their communities, along with potential solutions and future research directions.

  • Potential Changes to Veterans’ Benefits Under the Major Richard Star Act

    Retired service members with a service-connected disability do not always receive their full retirement pay and disability benefits. The Major Richard Star Act would allow some new groups of veterans to receive full retirement pay and disability benefits. How would the proposed legislation change eligibility for concurrent receipt of retired pay and veterans’ benefits?

    Aug 31, 2023

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