Service-connected veterans got a COLA increase for 2019. Monthly compensation for 100%, total and permanent veterans is $3....
Gas is expensive, and food keeps going up. A new generation of disabled vets is returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. How will these people survive? They face a bleak future without help from the federal government. Some may be on the street with no job. Legislation needs to be introduced in Congress to increase the amount of money awarded to disabled veterans. There are over 3 million service-connected veterans.
The DAV pushes for legislation:
1 To oppose redefinition of service-connected disability.
2 Continue annual adjustments based on cost-of-living increases.
3 Provide education benefits for dependents of service-connected veterans.
4 Extend air travel aboard military aircraft to 100% disabled veterans.
5 To increase burial allowance for service-connected veterans.
The Department of Veterans Affairs is one of 15 executive departments. It replaced The Veterans Administration in 1989.
The Social Security Administration is part of Health and Human Services.