First of all yes any increase is better than none but seriously the increase in veterans and social security benefits r laughable. There supposed to keep up with the rate of inflation but total amounts still leave those on these benefits well below poverty level. Our representatives if they were doing their job would come up with a better solution especially for our veterans. The country sends them into harms way most times without their basic needs met. Then when they come home with physical injuries or emotional trauma they have to beg to get their needs met. Absolutely unacceptable period!