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December 2012 Archives

Are student loans interfering with older Texans' estate plans?

Many of our Houston readers probably think of student loans as something that affects only college- and middle-aged Texans. Unfortunately, as the national student debt load continues to grow, the number of people who are not affected by student loans in some way is also steadily declining.

Texas lawmakers consider alternatives, compromise, on Medicaid

Texas lawmakers are still debating the issue of whether or not to expand the state's Medicaid coverage as a part of the larger federal healthcare reform. Governor Perry has been among several governors to oppose the optional expansion, which would be funded fully by the federal government at first. After a period of time, the state government would be responsible for paying 10 percent of the costs associated with the expansion, which the governor and many lawmakers are concerned will be too expensive.

VA backlog creates long waits for disability benefits

For Texas veterans, there is all the more reason to file for disability benefits as soon as possible. Qualifying applicants are waiting nearly nine months for their claims to be completes, according to watchdog groups. Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary promised to decrease VA benefits backlog by 2015, as the agency is working toward a completely digital system.

Veteran's advocates seek easier access to education benefits

Advocates for veterans have put forth two new pieces of legislation that would make it easier for veterans in Texas and their families to take advantage of educational benefits. These education benefits are an essential part of the larger benefits package offered to veterans in Texas, and lawmakers and activists agree that the state can do more to support veterans seeking higher education.

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