The bipartisan bill would only allow the VA to collect on debts that occur due to an error or fraud on the part of veterans and their beneficiary.
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It would also make it so the VA can only deduct up to 25 percent from a veteran’s monthly payment to recoup deb and would prevent the VA from collecting debts incurred more than five years earlier, according to Brown’s office.
Brown’s legislation was inspired by veteran James Powers of Massillon, Ohio, a little more than three hours northeast of Dayton. Powers was one of the hundreds of thousands of vets impacted by the VA’s overpayment mistake, according to Brown’s office.
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