Sen. Elizabeth Warren Introduces Bill Providing One-time Payment of $581 to Social Security Beneficiaries, Veterans

      On Thursday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) introduced S. 2251, the Seniors and Veterans Emergency Benefits Act. The bill would provide a one-time payment in 2016 to Social Security beneficiaries, veterans, and others of $581, or 3.9% of the...

Disability Compensation

(This article first appeared in the November/December 2015 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.) Disability compensation is a monthly, tax-free benefit paid to veterans because of injuries or diseases that were incurred or were aggravated...

Help and Hope for Veterans

(This article first appeared in the March-April 2015 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)  This winter, the APWU and community volunteers joined the Veterans Administration (VA) to give help and hope to veterans at the 19th annual...

Recognizing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

  Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that affects nearly 8 million Americans each year. In fact, 10 percent of our country’s women and 4 percent of its men will develop PTSD in their lifetime. Statistics are higher...

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