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Mich. Ranks Last For Veterans Benefits, Lawmakers Propose Changes

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - Michigan has the eleventh largest veteran population in the nation, but the state ranks 53rd in per-capita spending on benefits for veterans, including Washington D.C., Puerto Rico and Guam.

In an effort to change that staggering statistic, Michigan House democrats are making recommendations to to help veterans get jobs, an education and improve their access to health care and housing.

 This is after months of informal meetings with veterans and their families, as well as officials in education and veterans' homes.

 "No veteran would like to be seen asking for a hand out, but there are certainly a few veterans here that could use a hand here in the state of Michigan," said Rep. David Knezek.

 

This is all through the veterans' services task force led by co-charimen Representatives David Knezek and Harvey Santana.

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