VETERANS ASSISTANCE BILL Bill Would Protect Veterans Assistance From Divorce Procedings
Reported by: Kallie Cart
Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Reported: Mar. 17, 2013 6:12 PM EDT
Updated: Mar. 17, 2013 10:01 PM EDT
EYEWITNESS ONLINE WEBCAST VIDEO C L I C K T O P L A Y
, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
A bill has been introduced in the West Virginia Legislature to protect some veterans assistance from divorce proceedings.
State law dictates that divorce courts take into account income from any source when setting levels of spousal and child support. The bill would create a special exemption for veterans disability payments.
Republican sponsors of the bill said veterans assistance is compensation for service, and allowing it be used as income during divorce proceedings is unfair.
Chinese students to take classes at Ohio branch May 19, 2013 1:39 PM EDT Some Chinese students will come to a branch campus in a small southwest Ohio city to take classes this fall in a pilot program Miami University hopes will expand its global connections.