H.R. 2259 The Sam Farr and Nick Castle Peace Corps Reform Act of 2018 signed into law on October 10, 2018 by President Trump!
This new legislation is an important first step in ensuing care for Peace Corps Volunteers who become sick or injured as a result of their service. Sadly, we know it lacks the increase in disability pay that we and Rep. Poe have pushed for through the years. We also are frustrated that it lacks reform of health care coverage and payment under the Department of Labor as well as external oversight and accountability of both the PC and the Department of Labor. However, we hope that advocacy continues under the new Congress moving forward.
What We Do
HJPCV works to change the way the Peace Corps treats those who became ill or disabled because of their Peace Corps service. Find out more about our research, proposals, and advocacy efforts and how you can help as well!