As the following Stars and Stripes article documents, programs within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) are exempted from the mandated spending cuts that will take effect on March 1, 2013. Therefore, veterans receiving direct benefits from the VA should not be effected by the sequestration.
Although, VA benefits will not be directly effected, veteran programs from other federal agencies will be effected. Federal agencies such as the Department of Labor (which provide veteran-related employment and training programs), the Department of Housing and Urban Development (which provides housing vouchers and rental assistance), and the Department of Defense (DoD) will see a reduction in the amount of services provided.
The long-term effects of a prolonged sequestration are stil unknown at this point, so if you have questions or concerns about your eligibility for veterans benefits, please do not hesitate to contact me for a free consultation at sdirector@FRE-L.com or (732) 382-6070.