Tagged: Disability

Congress Extends Deadline for Cost of Living Increase

Congress to decide on Cost of Living Increase for Veteran’s Benefits Congress now has until early December to approve a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) in disability and survivors benefits which affect about 3.9 million veterans. Should Congress approve the bill in early December the increase would still appear in January 2013 payments. According to a recent article in Military Times, the… Read more

Some Vets Get Chance at Medical Retirement

According to Military.com, Approximately 70,000 veterans who were given a medical separation between September 11, 2001 and December 31, 2009 have the chance to have their separations reviewed and possibly changed to a medical retirement. To be eligible veterans must have been medically separated with a combined disability rating of 20 percent or less, and originally not found eligible for… Read more