Federal lawmakers recently passed the Federal Lawmakers Pass Veterans Care Financial Protection Act in an overwhelming vote. The bill was sponsored by many congresspersons and United States senators, ranging from Senator Marco Rubio to Representative Ted Deutch. The bill, if enacted by the President, would make it obligatory for the Veterans Administration Secretary to provide a warning to Aid and Attendance benefit applicants of any possible unscrupulous behavior from scammers and predators who target veterans.
The Bill would also require the Government Accountability Office to begin studies on the impact of scams and cons on applicants for federal benefits.
West Palm Beach attorney Mark Shalloway, comments on the potential impact of the Veterans Care Financial Protection Act:
“This bill is a powerful step in the right direction towards protecting our veterans from scammers and unscrupulous businesses that prey on elder veterans. Our veterans deserve the very best medical care and protection from our federal government. This bill will better protect recipients of Medicare, Medicaid, and Aid & Attendance benefits. We always recommend that veterans never provide their Medicare ID number to anyone who is not their physician or insurer.”
For more information readers are invited to read Mr. Shalloway’s detailed overview of the Veterans Care Financial Protection Act.