DISABILITY BENEFITS COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20420
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ray
May 11, 2005 Acting Exec. Dir.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.