Thursday, November 14, 2013

Congress Approves Benefits Increase

Disabled veterans will receive slightly larger benefit checks next year under legislation sent to President Barack Obama’s desk this week, but efforts to make such cost-of-living adjustments automatic failed again to win approval from Congress.
The U.S. House of Representatives voted Tuesday to give final approval to a bill giving disabled veterans and the survivors of deceased vets a 1.5 percent cost-of-living increase.

The same measure was passed by the U.S. Senate in late October, so it now heads to President Barack Obama’s desk to be signed into law.

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