Latest "veterans" stories
The Justice Department dropped its probe of retired four-star Gen. John Allen for his role in an alleged illegal foreign lobbying campaign.
Current law states that veterans must file paperwork in that one-year window to backdate payouts to that military separation date.
Of the 16 million who served in World War II, only about 240,000 were alive as of August and some 230 die each day, Dept. of Veterans Affairs data shows.
The Afghan Adjustment Act would allow Afghans who came to the U.S. during the Afghanistan evacuation to be re-vetted and apply for a permanent status.
By Chris Purdy