Congress Members Calling for Federal Benefits for National Guard Members

A bipartisan group of 125 Members of Congress is calling on the Trump Administration to ensure National Guard personnel who are serving on the front lines of the COVID-19 response efforts across the nation receive the federal benefits they have earned.

 

In the letter, the lawmakers proposed recommendations for addressing concerns related to the National Guard’s federal status, leave, health care, and GI Bill and retirement benefits. 

 

Addressing reports that National Guard personnel service may be stopped at 89 days preventing them from receiving full benefits, the members encouraged the administration to be inclusive of pandemic response affiliated military service to ensure that National Guard personnel are not being inappropriately prevented from accessing the benefits earned by their service.

 

Ohio National Guard Members have been supporting food bank missions throughout Ohio to address the needs of their neighbors during the pandemic.