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    Supreme Court Rejects Case Tied to Families Being Removed from VA Caregiver Program

    Supreme Court Rejects Case Tied to Families Being Removed from VA Caregiver Program

    The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a case filed by a Navy and veterans advocates over regulations put in place in 2020 by the Department of Veterans Affairs that led to families being told they were being removed from the agency's caregiver program.

    The high court announced Tuesday that it would not accept the case Veteran Warriors, Inc., et. al. v. McDonough, upholding a U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals' decision that favored the VA's decision to change the eligibility rules for its Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers.

    The changes to eligibility meant that hundreds of families received notifications that they would no longer be able to participate in a program that provides financial support for family members who offer assistance to veterans. The VA has since suspended the eligibility reviews that were leading to those notices.

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    Veterans Warriors Inc., former SEAL Andrew Sheets and wife Kristie had filed the lawsuit arguing that new rules, published in 2020, conflicted with the law that created the program and extended restrictions beyond what was intended when the program was opened to combat veterans of all eras.

    The program initially was created to support post-9/11 combat-injured veterans, providing additional compensation and benefits to a veteran who relied on a spouse or family member…

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