Benefit for Disabled Vets Begins in November

By Kellie Lunney |

The Office of Personnel Management on Friday will publish the final rule implementing a law that gives new federal employees who are disabled veterans the equivalent of a full year’s sick leave up front to go to their medical appointments.

The 2015 Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act gives 104 hours of leave immediately to first-year feds who are vets with a service-connected disability rating of at least 30 percent to attend medical appointments related to their disability.

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