Later this year veterans benefits could see a major cost-of-living boost, thanks to new legislation that was just finalized by Congress.
The U.S. House of Representatives just unanimously passed the Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act. The bill was passed by the Senate several months back, so it now heads to Biden’s desk to be signed into law.
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If Biden approves the new legislation, it will tie the cost-of-living boost for veterans benefits to the increase in Social Security benefits.
The exact amount of the increase is not finalized, but recent data suggests it could be as much as 6.2 percent. That is a huge boost from the last 6 years, which averaged an increase of only 1.3 percent per year.
If the expected numbers hold true, it would be the biggest increase for VA benefit recipients since 1983.
Lawmakers praised Monday’s bill passage as needed support for American veterans.
“The cost-of-living adjustment to veterans’ benefits is so much more than a rate adjustment tied to inflation,” said Rep. Mark Takano, D-Calif., in a statement. “It is a quality-of-life guarantee in the retirement years for veterans suffering with service-connected disabilities and ailments.”
Committee ranking member Mike Bost, R-Ill., said the increase is critical for veterans and families who rely on disability benefits as a primary source of income.
“Many veterans rely on disability compensation payments to make ends meet; this was especially true during the pandemic,” he said in a statement. “For millions of veterans and their families, this adjustment is more important now than ever before.”via Military Times
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According to the bill’s summary, it would increase the “amounts payable for veterans’ disability compensation, additional compensation for dependents, the clothing allowance for certain disabled veterans and dependency and indemnity compensation for surviving spouses and children.”
viet vet biden cost us 34 percent for living exp. now we get 6 percent big deal get rid of demos then we dont need raise ret military partial disable
Rob withers says
How did biden cost you 34%?? Im not sure you are of sound body and mind sir..this is the BIGGEST raise since 1983…You actually let your political views supercede all common damn sense.. ridiculous..Say it’s a good thing that biden is getting this done for us instead of blabbering fool
Jon jones says
You are an idiot!!!!!
Robert Keenan says
I’m not sure to whom you refer, but it fits Biden perfectly. It’s either him or you are looking into a mirror. Wake up and look around, Jones. The things that make America great are being systematically destroyed by this administration. Read up on the steps to Communism and Socialism. Here is an accurate, if brief, explanation of the first step:
“First stage: when communism is trying to gain control of a nation.
Deterioration is noticed in arts and entertainment, political, educational and religious thought of a nation. Racial strife, a breakdown of the family unit, lawlessness, political correctness and judges writing new laws: in brief, apostasy.”
Sound familiar? This is the focus of this administration. If you can’t understand that, then God help us all. The greatest country in the world is about to die due to the Democrat Party
Ty Johnson says
You sound like a dumb REPUBLICAN fool; If it were up to EVICTED TRASH CAN TRUMP, UD be DEAD from HIS VIRUS
Rick Tobler says
You mean Dem/Fouci’s virus. Reps cut funding in the US so Fouci pushed overseas w/ Dems assistance.
Ty Johnson says
You DUMBASS REPUBLICAN HICKBILLIES NEED TO CASH IN YOUR EVICTED TRASH CAN TRUMP CARD AND BUY SOME COMIC BOOKS – STUPID ASS HICKBILLIES
Tell biden to stick it
Carolyn J Boatwright says
You Tell Him Yourself
Ty Johnson says
Up EVICTED TRASH CAN TALIBAN TRUMPS DISEASED ASS
Eula Hardy says
Biden caused the fall of Saigon Viet Nam by refusing to sign the funding to support the south. I would not even give him the title Viet vet Biden. It’s a disgrace to us vets. Every thing the Demorats touch they destroy.
Get rid of them. This country runs great when congress is not in session.
Diana C Dean says
Wishing they would do something about the CRSC when my husband passed away, they said are we’re working on it!! That was a joke!!Now it’s going on14 years. My husband was in WWII, Korean War, Vietnam, then 10 years in the Navy Reserves. He got hazardous pay, took us 4 years to get his100% Disability, he had it for 7 seven years. When he died, the VA Representative told me that he died to soon? Did he have a choice? So because he did not have his 100% for ten years, I as his spouse could not it that hazardous pay. But it took Him 4 years for them to give him his 100%. Bill was hurt and lost in action for 6 months, we got letter saying he was missing in action. They found him in a hospital at Rhem Stein Military Hospital, Germany. He always tried to get his Purple Heart, but the told us his papers were destroyed in a big Military fire were all Military papers were kept. My husband got a Heroism Metal for saving a couple divers lives. I have the letters to prove that, Bill served 3 years United States Marines, got out for 6 months went back in the Military as a Deep Sea Diver and Military Police and served 23 years, bringing up dead bombs,, bodies, and body parts. His last dive he brought up 3 friends of his. My husband had Post truma syndrome, telling him they should have stopped him from diving a few years before he did. He lost part of his hand , his thumb was cut off. And he had hot spots growing in his ears from the cold and pressure from diving.. He lost his earring in both ears. I took care of him for 13 years being disabled.. and I would do it again. The doctors said all what he did in the past took a toll on him before he passed away. This is why I do not think we got treated very respectfully. It is very hard to make ends meet. I am disabled now, and can not work anymore. When he died I had to get a reserved mortgage, which now our children will get to inherit our home, because of this kind of mortgage. But I had no choice in trying to pay all the bills. I still had doctors bills, funeral expenses, a pair of special shoes because he lost his toes. Shoes at $400 a pair. Please try and do something for us, spouses that need help also.
Joseph m Mortenson says
Try calling the Barry law firm at 888-883-2483 , they have been helping veterans for 60 years. Explain your story to them see what they can do. Good luck,
Tommy Haynes says
Have you tried the Disabed American Vets (BAV) they helped me get my 100%.
Marvin Wakefield says
Biden makes Carter look like a genius. His actions are illogical, contorted, and appear to be in direct support of Fascist organizations: BLM, ANTIFA, CHINESE COMMUNIST REGIEM, RUSSIA, IRAN, etc, etc.
This is what happens when you elect a 40 year incompetent politician who has never done anything constructive for our country or our fellow man. He is also a batting ‘0’ for the entire time he has been a government lackey for over 50 years!
Surely the country deserves someone with intellect, empathy for his fellow citizens, and capable reasoning ability to LEAD our country!
God help us All! and God Bless America!
Paul SCOTT says
That is so very true
Ty Johnson says
Sounds like your REPUBLICAN HICKBILLY BEHIND is Mad NC the WALL OF WHITE SUBURBAN MOMS WOULD SUPPORT MAGA – MY AS$ GOES APE$HIT ( for a LITTLE GIRL RAPING, SLEAZY DAUGHTER SCREWING SCUMBAG)
James J Besaw says
I’ve been out of the Marines I want to say that at less twenty years or maybe longer I had a medical honorable discharge because of a nervous breakdown and I was told that I could never receive any medical payment for the time that I was in the service I was in the Marines Parris Island if anyone can give me a heads up in title to any benefits after all these years thank you
Gilbert Jones says
I just read all the negative comments made on here about President Biden, and all I can say is “All of you that made stupid comments” need your heads examined.
Starting with you.
Joe is incompetent, spineless, and his strings are being pulled in the same way a puppet is handled. What a disgrace!!!!!
Ty Johnson says
They’re REPUBLICAN HICKBILLIES THAT spent $2000 on their EVICTED TRASH CAN TRUMP CARD
KHEDIO KHEKHE says
Let’s get the politicians on Social Security,and see how fast COLA goes up to 30% They give us stimulus,talk about cutting taxes, but our everyday living costs by our big companies that supply us with everything,get hit with taxes so prices go up and we are still in square one.
This country gives billions to the rest of the world, anyone from any part of this planet comes to the USA, are taken care of with all kinds of perks.
Look around and see the change of whom owns what in this country.
Not Americans anymore.
We the people are being sold out by our own political persons that we vote for to bring us down and take care of the outsiders.
Not being preduduce, just a wake up factor to how this country makes Americans cater and kiss ass to everyone other then ourselves
Pure fact you all have to see it as I.
Nathan Murray says
A few of you don’t sound like Americans. Need to remember Boot Camp
William C Smith says
Love what Biden is doing. Trump followers need to get a grip on life.
Ty Johnson says
Remember you’re talking about REPUBLICAN HICKBILLIES THAT BOUGHT a DUMBASS TRASH CAN TRUMP CARD !
what are you a idiot your boy **** face trump deferred 6 times to go to vietnam because of spurs in his foot . he has spurs in his mouth why dont you and him jerk each other off . scum bag
Do you know how to do math just curious and just cuz you say something doesn’t make it true you know our fact and so many people have forgotten that that sadly a few people will listen to you and hear the first person to comment on this is full of s***. Hopefully this passes hopefully whoever wrote that if they’re so worried about it would pass it towards me because honestly it’s b*******. You want to argue about Vet benefit s how about the fact that government federal government states “and none of it is due to child support it is to the vet as to be spent to their best interests” yet after my ex-wife filed for aportionment and of course was denied because she cheated on me for the entire time I was on 10 orders, The state turns around now and says I have to include it in child support as acquired income although it’s not taxable and not income and the federal government mandates that it’s not and that I don’t have to include it as income. However if you want to b**** about s*** she’s on disability and working full time Good luck and you know what shut the f****** up otherwise.
Yes thank you state of Tennessee One of one that makes you include veteran benefits in your pick pocket scheme to make money… “If every penny is so important to the children” as stated by the district attorney, then why do you take a big ass percentage of it before you send it to them? I send you a check for a grand you send them $800 maybe….
Where are the lawmakers that actually care, is that an oxymoron?
Also the father is not always the bad person… Some poor southern belle… Yeah point me out one and I might believe it. Of course they’ll play the part and also steal and cheat and lie and let’s see how many other things can we say. All those meth head fathers all out there you need to join the military you wouldn’t last a week. To these others I’m in the same boat you are and when are we going to start fighting back?!!!!!