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house Bill H.R. 570

American Heroes COLA Act

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      senate Committees
      Committee on Veterans' Affairs
  • The house Passed May 21st, 2013
    Passed by Voice Vote
      house Committees
      Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs
      Committee on Veterans' Affairs
    IntroducedFebruary 6th, 2013

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American Heroes COLA Act

Official Title

To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for annual cost-of-living adjustments to be made automatically by law each year in the rates of disability compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for survivors of certain service-connected disabled veterans, and for other purposes.


American Heroes COLA Act - Requires that, whenever there is an increase in benefit amounts payable under title II (Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance) of the Social Security Act, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) shall increase by the same percentage the amounts payable as veterans' disability compensation, additional compensation for dependents, the clothing allowance for certain disabled adult children, and dependency and indemnity compensation for surviving spouses and children, but only if such percentage increase is calculated using the Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers. Increases the rate of VA special monthly pay for severely injured veterans. Provides a temporary rate for such pay during the period beginning December 1, 2014, and ending September 30, 2018.

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