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Legislation that would provide a hotline for veterans to access their Department of Veterans Affairs benefits has been introduced to the Senate. 

According to Up North Live, the Veterans Assistance Helpline Act introduced by U.S. Senator Gary Peters would direct the VA and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to set up a three-digit hotline with live operators for veterans and their family. 

“We must ensure veterans in Michigan and across the country can easily access the VA benefits they have earned,” said former Lt. Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve and a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Senator Peters.

“I am proud to introduce this bipartisan legislation that would establish an easy-to-remember, three-digit number to connect veterans with VA resources and services.”

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