On Tuesday, September 16, the House of Representatives passed legislation that will increase Veterans disability compensation with a cost of living increase matching the rate of Social Security benefits increase. The increase will begin on December 1 of this year.
Veterans benefits are not automatically increased for inflation as are other federal benefits. Congress must introduce legislation, and the bill must be passed by both houses for the increase to take effect. Both houses passed the legislation by voice vote last week. This increase will cover veterans disability compensation, clothing allowance for some disabled veterans, and compensation for some surviving spouses and children.