Those citizens who have chosen to enter the military will have exposed themselves to the dangers and horrors of war; perhaps the most meaningful way possible to honor our country.
This service will be recognized in three ways. First, honorably discharged military members who served during peacetime who transition to non-military government jobs will receive one dollar an hour over the hourly fee of their cohorts for the rest of their lives.
Second, honorably discharged military members who served during a time of war who transition to non-military government jobs will receive three dollars an hour more than their cohorts, for the rest of their lives.
These extra payments are a meaningful way for a grateful nation to express its gratitude.
The VA will continue to exist and will focus on finding ways to help veterans with PTSD and other service-related physical and mental injuries.
Veterans with combat-related injuries are free to use the VA or any other qualified medical or psychological professionals, based on preference or availability.
Monthly survivors benefits (Dependency Indemnity Compensation) will remain as currently provided. However, as the third way to honor our veterans, a surviving spouse or dependent will now be authorized a $50,000 lump sum payment that will be remitted within 30 days of the date of death.