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WASHINGTON – While the first stimulus checks were distributed to some Americans this week, the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Treasury Department were still working on a method to get the financial support to many low-income and disabled veterans who would otherwise be left out.
Lawmakers and veterans organizations urged the departments to find a solution Wednesday, over a week since they first alerted the VA and Treasury that a “significant” number of disabled veterans and surviving family members may never receive the direct payments.
Their concern is for disabled or low-income veterans and surviving family members who receive monthly compensation from the VA but don’t file tax returns or benefit from Social Security.