Episode 62: VA Provisions in COVID Relief Bill: American Rescue Plan
On March 11, the President signed into law the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021. It is a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package will provide economic relief to hundreds of thousands of people across the country, including the veteran community, who have been impacted by the pandemic. The ARP Act includes $17 billion for VA to ensure veterans have continued access to health care, assistance programs, and other protections against COVID-19. Specifically, it will help VA to reduce the massive backlog of claims and appeals, expand health care services such as women’s health and mental health care, create job retraining programs, and more. Tune in to this episode of Veterans Legal Lowdown to get all the details on how the ARP Act benefits veterans.
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