May 22, 2017

Should Disabled Veterans Receive a Cost-of-Living Increase?

Congress to vote May 23 on increasing the rates of compensation for veterans’ living expenses.

by Caitlin Martin

Photo Credit: Ted Eytan

**What is it?
**H.R. 1329, the Veteran’s Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2017 will be voted on in Congress. The bill proposes an increase to the rates of compensation for veterans with disabilities associated with the service. In addition, it would increase the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation of survivors of certain disabled veterans.

**Who supports it?
**The bill was sponsored by Rep. Mike Bost (R-IL). It enjoys the support of 12 cosponsors in the House, including nine Democrats and three Republican.

It is also supported by the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and the Disabled American Veterans (DAV).

**What’s it mean to me?
**This bill continues the American tradition of supporting our military, particularly those were wounded while in service, providing a cost-of-living increase to such veterans and their family.

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