Rep. Gene Green hosts Veterans forum in Aldine

Luis R. Martinez

ALDINE- On Monday, May 5, Congressman Gene Green hosted a Veterans Forum in Aldine to talked about legislation and issues affecting Veterans.

Congressman Green talked about the GI Bill which was approved in 2008 and provides benefits for returning WWII Veterans.

Those benefits include low-cost mortages, low-interest loans to start a business, covers expenses to attend college, high school or other education. He explained that the GI Bill is giving good help to some veterans he knows and that so far no cuts have been made to this program.

However, with some cuts somewhere else, Congresman Green is working to avoid it on Veterans programs.

“My goal with administration of the medical center is for the Veterans to have access to those programs, because they already earned that by serving our country,” said Congressman Green.

Others program that Veterans can benefit from include housing like an apartment building on Beltway 8.

A representative with theVA Medical Center explained that the VA Health Care Benefit is considered the minimum coverage for the required coverage of the new Obamacare and Veterans who register or have VA, do not need to have Obamacare coverage.

Representatives from the Department of Veterans Affairs, VLB Serving Texas Veterans for Life and VA National Cemetery were also present to assist Veterans with any questions about services they provide to Veterans.

Veterans who may have questions about these and other veterans programs, may contact Congressman Gene Green Office at 281-999-5879.