What is House Bill H.R. 1200?
Cost of House Bill H.R. 1200
“Our veterans put their lives on the line to keep America safe, and I remain committed to ensuring they receive the benefits they have earned. I’m honored to champion a cost-of-living adjustment for our nation’s veterans. I look forward to working with DAMA Ranking Member Bost to get this critical bill through Congress and signed by the President.”
Last Congress, the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) also expressed support for the cost-of-living increase -- but qualified that support by pointing out that this legislation contains a round-down provision which they oppose. The round-down provision results in benefits being reduced to the nearest whole dollar. Over time, this has reduced monthly benefits by about $10 per month.
The 2015 cost-of-living adjustment was about 1.7 percent based off of the increase in Social Security benefits.
- Sponsoring Rep. Elaine Luria (D-VA) Press Release (116th Congress)
- House Committee on Veterans' Affairs Republicans One Pager (116th Congress)
- Sponsoring Rep, Mike Bost (R-IL) Press Release (115th Congress)
- CBO Cost Estimate (116th Congress)
- Disabled American Veterans (In Favor)
- Veterans of Foreign Wars (In Favor)
- Government Executive (Previous Version)
- Military Benefits (Context)
Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2019
To increase, effective as of December 1, 2019, 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.
- EnactedSeptember 26th, 2019The President signed this bill into law
- The senate Passed on a voice vote
- The house Passed on a voice vote
Disability Assistance and Memorial AffairsCommittee on Veterans' AffairsIntroducedFebruary 13th, 2019
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