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Veteran Hopes to Change a Law Preventing Him From Transferring his Benefits

Veteran Hopes to Change a Law Preventing Him From Transferring his Benefits

A Yuba City Army veteran is calling on his representatives to help change a law that's preventing him from transferring his benefits to his daughter. 

Eric Bufford plans to meet and work with Representative John Garemendi, after learning of what he calls a loophole, preventing him from helping his daughter. 

Serving 11 years in the Army, Bufford was honorably discharged one year after the September 11th attacks. That guaranteed benefits for him and his family; however, it was amended so if a serviceman left the armed forces before August of 2009, educational benefits could not be transferred to children. 

Speaking with News10, Garemendi says the bill is being re-written after passing the U.S. Senate but failing in the House of Representatives. 

 

 

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