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Join IAVA in Telling Uncle Sam to #PayThemBack by Veterans Day

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In 2010, a federal investigation found that thousands of bonuses and student loan payments were given to California National Guardsmen who did not qualify for them. Instead of forgiving overpayments, the California Guard completed an audit in September 2016, requiring nearly 10,000 current and former guardsmen to repay all or part of the bonuses. It has also been reported that servicemembers and veterans in other states are faced with similar challenges.

We call on the Department of Defense to forgive this error and reject the notion that any servicemember should have to pay the price for failures of their leaders.  If the DoD fails to act, we expect Congress to step up. 

Join us in calling on the Administration and Congress to find a fix before Veterans Day, November 11, 2016 to stop Uncle Sam's collections immediately and #PayThemBack.



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