From: Terry Richards <veteranscorner@yahoo.com>
Subject: VETERANS' DISABILITY BENEFITS COMMISSION - IS THIS A SIGN OF WHAT HAS YET TO COME???? WILL THERE BE MORE BENEFITS OR LESS BENEFITS FOR VETERANS AFTER THIS COMMISSION COMPLETES ITS INVESTIGATION????
Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2005 13:36:35 -0700 (PDT)

VETERANS? DISABILITY BENEFITS COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20420

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ray Wilburn
May 11, 2005 Acting Exec. Dir.
(202) 273-7509

Veterans Disability Commission Begins Work

WASHINGTON ? The Veterans' Disability Benefits Commission, established by Congress to review benefits going to disabled veterans and the survivors of deceased veterans, held its first meetings May 9 and 10 in Washington, D.C.
The 13-member panel, chaired by retired Army Lt. Gen. James Terry Scott, is scheduled to issue its final report to Congress in 15 months.
In setting up the commission, Congress instructed it to examine three specific issues:

The commission will take testimony at public meetings, oversee studies of the United States' disability compensation systems, and receive input from other organizations, including the Institute of Medicine and the Department of Defense.
People interested in presenting oral or written testimony to the commission should contact the panel's acting executive director, Ray Wilburn, at (202) 273-7509, or via e-mail at vetscommission@va.gov.