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Executive Branch Legislative Proposals Affecting Veterans Benefits in the FY2018 Budget [September 12, 2017]   [open pdf - 139KB]

From the Document: "The FY2018 Budget for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) contains two legislative proposals which, if enacted, would affect disability and other types of cash benefits payable by the VA to certain veterans. These proposals would affect both current and future beneficiaries. The proposal to restrict eligibility for Individual Unemployability (IU) would reduce the monthly benefits of affected veterans and the proposed changed to the calculation of the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) would reduce the annual growth in benefits. Savings from both proposals would be used to partially offset costs associated with the Veterans Choice Program."

Report Number:
CRS Insight, IN10772
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2017-09-12
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Public Domain
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Federation of American Scientists: http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/index.html
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