Summary

To increase, effective as of December 1, 2011, the rates of compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for the survivors... Read More

Status

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on May 23, 2011 but was never passed by the Senate.

Bill Text

A BILL

To increase, effective as of December 1, 2011, the rates of compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for the survivors of certain disabled veterans, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as ``Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2011''.

SEC. 2. INCREASE IN RATES OF DISABILITY COMPENSATION AND DEPENDENCY AND INDEMNITY COMPENSATION.

(a) Rate Adjustment.--Effective on December 1, 2011, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall increase, in accordance with subsection (c), the dollar amounts in effect on November 30, 2011, for the payment of disability compensation and dependency and indemnity compensation under the provisions specified in subsection (b). (b) Amounts To Be Increased.--The dollar amounts to be increased pursuant to subsection (a) are the following: (1) Wartime disability compensation.--Each of the dollar amounts under section 1114 of title 38, United States Code. (2) Additional compensation for dependents.--Each of the dollar amounts under section 1115(1) of such title. (3) Clothing allowance.--The dollar amount under section 1162 of such title. (4) Dependency and indemnity compensation to surviving spouse.--Each of the dollar amounts under subsections (a) through (d) of section 1311 of such title. (5) Dependency and indemnity compensation to children.-- Each of the dollar amounts under sections 1313(a) and 1314 of such title. (c) Determination of Increase.-- (1) Percentage.--Except as provided in paragraph (2), each dollar amount described...

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To increase, effective as of December 1, 2011, the rates of compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for the survivors of certain disabled veterans, and for other purposes.

H.R. 1407: Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2011 Summary: To increase, effective as of December 1, 2011, the rates of compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for the survivors of certain disabled veterans, and for other purposes.

Agent Orange Legacy 3 years ago

AMVETS strongly supports H.R. 1407, the ‘‘Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2011’’. H.R. 1407 or “COLA” is critical in ensuring the areas of need regarding today’s cost of living are adjusted annually. Wartime Disability Compensation, the Clothing Allowance for severely disabled veterans, Dependency and Indemnity Compensation to Surviving Spouse and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation to Children monetary values must be increased every year to sustain veterans, dependents and survivor’s current quality of life. AMVETS urges the swift passage of H.R. 1407 and offers are unwavering support. http://veterans.house.gov/prepared-statement/prepared-statement-christina-m-roof-national-acting-legislative-director-americ-0

AMVETS 4 years ago

The VFW supports this legislation. Veterans have not received a COLA increase in two years, but are still paying more at the grocery store, pharmacy, gas pump, and elsewhere. We are encouraged that recent data shows a 2.1% increase in the CPI-W over the 2008 COLA base, and are hopeful that veterans and survivors will see a corresponding increase in their pensions and other compensation, such as DIC, in the coming year. This legislation is the vehicle to ensure that takes place. http://www.vfw.org/VFW-in-DC/Congressional-Testimony/Pending-Legislation/

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Bill Summary

To increase, effective as of December 1, 2011, the rates of compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for the survivors of certain disabled veterans, and for other purposes.

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