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Travel Pay increase for VA patients with disabilities.

    1. Felisha Roach
    2. Petition by

      Felisha Roach

      Mattawan, MI

How many disabled American Veterans are out there recieving compensation and pension pay due to disabilities which occured during time in service? How many of you who receive travel pay for going to see your primary care physician beleive that you are not getting a decent amount of travel pay for your travel? 

I am a disabled combat veteran who believes that travel pay for veterans going to see doctors at a veterans affairs medical clinic should be more then $0.41 and half cent per mile and it shouldn't be based upon the zip code you live in to the zip code the clinic is in. In todays economy the amount we do receive is barely enough to cover the amount we actually have to put in our gas tanks to get us there and back. When it comes to the health care for men and women like myself we shouldn't have to suffer when it comes to going to the doctor or putting food on the table. I think that the price per mile also needs to be based on what the price of fuel in the area the veterans live. We sacrificed so much during our time in service to get nickled in dimed every day. I mean it is ridiculous for us to get $15.00 to travel to see our doctor at the VA clinic we are assigned to. We need more pay for travel. I am not saying that we need $5.00 per mile or anything like that but at least raise it to $0.75 per mile from the veteran's home to the VA clinic. I think that would be a decent price per mile for a gal of gas. I am just one veteran who is trying to get help in changing congress's mind. Now if I can get everyone who feel the same way I do to help spread the word we can hopefully get them to realize that we are not getting the amount we deserve.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 25 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Mark Carle EAST PEORIA, IL
      • over 1 year ago

      I'm also a disabled Vet that has to travle 4 hrs round trip. Plus there are other Vets out there that don't have any extra in come other than what they get from the VA so every little bit helps.

    • Megan Landman BLOUNTSVILLE, AL
      • over 1 year ago

      I am signing because my grandfather is a Vietnam veteran with one leg and only gets one check a month I think the they should help pay his travel to the doctor so he can be able to pay his bills.

    • Gregory Akins FONTANA, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      Gas prices rise .40 cents in one week and will be higher

    • Joyce Bennett WAYNE, MI
      • over 1 year ago

      We should give back.

    • Theresa Johnson SEARS, MI
      • over 1 year ago

      I'm married to a disable vet. He has to fight for every dime he get!


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