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IDs for veterans’ surviving spouses would make it easier to provide benefits

By Deonta Larkins TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Legislation to make it easier to identify the spouses of deceased veterans passed out of a House committee Wednesday by a unanimous vote. Sen. Michael Crider, R- Greenfield, said that Senate Bill 382 would allow a surviving spouse of a veteran to request veteran status on his or her […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: Working to get veterans the benefits they’ve earned

By Nicole Hernandez TheStatehouseFile.com  Editor’s note: This is the tenth in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS – For Vern Kahl, a five-year Navy veteran, the way the state government handles veterans care and benefits has been very frustrating. When Kahl, 64, came […]

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Veterans bills push for more benefits & services

By Shelby Salazar TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS ­­– A new bill aims to help homeless veterans receive state aid, if they do not qualify for federal benefits. House Bill 1057 focuses on improving the lives of homeless Indiana National Guard veterans who do not current qualify for federal benefits. These veterans were placed on active duty service, […]

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EMS workers would get death benefit under bill headed to governor

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that provides payments to the families of emergency medical responders who die in the line of the duty is headed to Gov. Mike Pence for approval. The House approved the bill 85-0 on Thursday. The bill by Rep. Karlee Macer, D-Indianapolis, establishes the Public Safety Officer Special Death Benefit […]

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30 Laws: Female veterans to get dedicated assistance

By Allie Nash TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The state’s female veterans will have a program and a liaison dedicated to their issues under a law that takes effect July 1. Senate Bill 354 creates the Hoosier Women Veterans Program and authorizes the state to hire a coordinator to oversee the program. The program is meant to […]