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Which veterans benefit do you most highly value?

G.I. Bill, Schooling20 %20 %20 % 20.16 % (25)
Retirement Pay12 %12 %12 % 12.10 % (15)
VA Hospital18 %18 %18 % 18.55 % (23)
VA Housing Loans7 %7 %7 % 7.26 % (9)
PX, BX Privileges1 %1 %1 % 1.61 % (2)
All of the above40 %40 %40 % 40.32 % (50)

Total votes: 124
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Re: Which veterans benefit do you most highly value?
by Anonymous
on Oct 20, 2001

The poll should have included disability and compensation benefits. Without those my family and I wouldn't have a chance. No matter how difficult it is to qualify I still appreciate them.


Re: Which veterans benefit do you most highly value?
by Anonymous
on Oct 28, 2001
What GI Bill benefits??!! Mine ran out while I was still on active duty! Part of the switch from the old to the new was a scam to get a bunch of us that joined in the 60s and 70s off their over-burdened budget.

I for one thought it was a rotten deal. I got to use some of my benefits before I retired, but lost over half my total entitlement simply because I stayed in the service.

Thanks Uncle Sugar!

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