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http://www.militarytimes.com/news/2012/09/military-sequestration-budget-cuts-veterans-affairs-091412w/ Vets benefits to be exempt from sequestration By Rick Maze - Staff writer Posted : Friday Sep 14, 2012 16:11:36 EDT Veterans’ disability and education benefits, health care and counseling are all exempt from sequestration, according to a Friday report from the White House that spells out the harm that awaits defense and non-defense programs if a way isn’t found to avoid the across-the-board budget cuts. In a good news/bad news report to Congress, the White House said it has determined the entire Veterans Affairs Department budget is exempt from sequestration, a decision that answers nagging questions about whether VA might still be at risk for administrative cuts that would have forced layoffs, pay reductions and travel bans. Related reading White House does the math on s...

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