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Lawmaker wants to end caps on earnings for vets on disability

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Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

By Jamie Warren

PHOENIX – Veterans on disability already face a tough challenge making ends meet – it shouldn’t be made tougher by a federal rule that limits the outside income vets can bring in while receiving benefits, says one staet lawmaker. Rep. Steve Smith, R-Maricopa, plans to introduce legislation in the to change the “ridiculous” law and to let businesses help veterans with housing, transportation or other costs if they are working. Currently, Smith said, it’s as if veterans are told, “Stay at home, here’s your pension … have a nice life.”