U.S. Postal Service Considering New Stamp to Benefit Veterans Programs
The Victory for Veterans Stamp Act is the latest bill to seek recognition in the House to support veterans programs and a few other causes.
House Representative John B. Larson is the chief sponsor of the bill, which promotes the creation of a 21-cent postal stamp as a method of generating support for both veterans programs and the U.S. Postal Service. While the stamp wouldn’t be used as postage, the sales would generate money to go towards veterans programs across the nation, as well as supporting the financially struggling postal system.
Rep. Larson conceived the idea while looking at letters between his parents during World War II. In the 1940s, supporting the war effort was a significant part of American life and many funding methods, such as the sale of a 3-cent “Win the War” stamp, helped generate money for the military.
Those who support the bill are hopeful that the additional stamp could be used to encourage more letter-writing campaigns to troops through schools. The additional 21 cents generated by every stamped letter or package would be split evenly between veterans employment or training programs and debt reduction for the postal service, which employs a large number of veterans.
Supporting veterans programs is just one way that anyone can help honor the men and women who have dedicated their time to serving our country. Veterans’ disability representatives dedicate their practice to helping disabled veterans qualify for the disability benefits they deserve when combat-related conditions impair their lives.
If you are a disabled veteran who has been denied disability compensation or have not yet applied for benefits from the VA, a South Florida disability representative from Disability Help Group is ready to help. To learn if you are entitled to certain programs and benefits contact our veteran’s disability rights firm today – 1-(800)-800-3332.