Sen. Donnelly files bill to protect veterans’ credit

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Senator Joe Donnelly (D-Indiana) is again pursuing legislation to benefit veterans. He has introduced a bill called the Protecting Veterans Credit Act.

It says that if a veteran receives private health care approved through the Veterans Administration and the VA fails to pay in a timely fashion, credit agencies would be prevented from reducing a credit score.

“Bills that should have been paid by the VA have gotten hung up and they have come back against the veteran and affected the veteran’s credit,” he said.

When asked how big the problem is Sen. Donnelly said, “If it’s even one veteran it’s a significant problem, but we’ve heard it from a number of veterans and we want to make sure that they all have peace of mind.”

Donnelly introduced the bill along with Republican Senator Mike Rounds of South Dakota.

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