Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2008

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The Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2008 (H.R. 5826) was a bill in the 110th Congress "to increase, effective as of December 1, 2008, 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." (Official title.)[1]

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Bill summary

  • Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to increase, as of December 1, 2008, the rates of 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.[2]
  • Requires each such increase to be the same percentage as the increase in benefits provided under title II (Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance) of the Social Security Act, on the same effective date.[2]

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References

  1. OpenCongress’ info page on Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2008 (H.R.5826).
  2. 2.0 2.1 Govtrack.us’ info page on Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2008 (H.R.5826).
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