Yesterday, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC), a member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, co-sponsored bipartisan legislation to increase veterans' disability benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
"The brave men and women who put their lives on the line to serve our country were given a promise that they would be taken care of as veterans," said Senator Tillis
. "We have made great progress under President Trump and Secretary Wilkie and this bipartisan legislation to ensure veterans' disability benefits keeps up with cost of living is another step in the right direction."
The bipartisan Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2019
, which was co-sponsored by every member of the Senate VA committee, would increase the rates of VA disability compensation, dependency compensation for surviving children and spouses, and the clothing allowance for veterans based on rising costs of living.
This cost-of-living adjustment, which would be equal to the amount of the adjustment given to Social Security recipients, is determined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Consumer Price Index on a yearly basis. The cost-of-living adjustment for veterans would go into effect on Dec. 1, 2019.
- Contact: Daniel Keylin