Will VA Disability Veterans Get A Raise In 2010?

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In 2010 the White House and President Obama’s government made brash claims that it would be setting aside $125 million of its budget for war veterans in the Virginia area. This budget increase was intended to expand health care to a record number of Veterans, reduce the number of homeless Veterans and process a dramatically increased number of new disability compensation claims in the state. As time moves on, veterans aren’t getting any younger and governments have seen a steady increase in claims related to health and housing over the past ten years with a 75 per cent increase in claims from 2000 to 2009. To deal with such an increase the President’s budget proposal included a 27 per cent increase in funding, a total of over $400 million but veterans are still wondering where exactly this money will be going.

It would seem that hopes for an increase in personal payouts in the next year or so might be dashed though due to the government’s efforts to make savings across the board. Previous increases in payouts in past years have been put down to a general increase in living costs, fuel etc. The consensus that gas, oil and living costs have leveled out in the past twelve months mean that despite the opinion that Virginia veterans are deserving of an increasing, any budget increases will be targeted at services which deal with caring for or homing veterans. Federal forecasts project a zero cost of living allowance (COLA) increase for Social Security recipients for at least 2010 and 2011. The Virginia rate increase for disability compensation, pensions and survivors benefits is tied to this Social Security assessment, so this is bad news for claimants hoping for a pay rise anytime soon.
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At this point, no, only Federal Employees it appears and of course Congress.  Must be great to have the assurance that a raise is yours just because you work for Feds.  I think possibly Veterans are getting the shaft  AGAIN
thanked the writer.
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The fed employees did not get the cola increase either...I don't care what it says on paper...it isn't in the checks...that is the skinny on it..
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I'm a disable veteran and I did vote for Obama just because this country needed a change.
Someone needs to tell them all the money in the world won't bring back what we lost.
One way to to make them feel our pain is to make their kids (Obama, Bush, Clinton) join and send them to the front lines.
It does NOT matter what party is it, none of them care about us, the only reason why they show some pitty is to go along with their political agenda!!!
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No we got our ck 2day no yearly raise was admitted! Obama has lied his way into presedency! He promised that he would not take from the vet and disabled vets! I did not vote for him and soon whom ever all did vote for him will be in great regret! Unbelievable and he thinks all this is funny? Ha not hardly! There are many many vets terribly upset at this time!  Now what is our world coming to? Obama is the devil in desquise!
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I am a disabled Veteran and yes I get a payment from the Government. I would like to see the media, Newspapers/ TV stations follow some of the comments from the people like they follow the lies that come from the government officials....Like Pelosi & Obama!!!
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Ayatolla obama doesn't like America so he refuses to give us Disabled Veterans cola allowance to keep us in poverty.He'd rather nancy pelosi keeps her $30 million she got for a _ucking ouse in S.F.Bay.
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Yes because thanks you for doing the work for us. And our country.
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No congress tied the veterans to the social security cola there is no cola for 2010 so no raise for veterans check out va watchdog for more info
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I am a disabled vet and did not get a raise on my check.  So no there are no raises on the checks...
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No.  My VA disability pay just came today.  No increase.  Even Clinton authorized annual disability pay for veterans!
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You will get a raise if you are a disabled vet and a congressman or senator ?BOHICA for disabled vets
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According to the Proposal for the 2011 budget for VA...there will be a COLA issured...if the congress will let the bill pass...now, here is the kicker...it is not a Republican run Congress...OK...let's see the promised action they were howling about when they gave themselves a progressive pay raise in 2006 to carry on to 2112.  Humm  didn 't we have a Republican in office in 2006?  it hasn't been right since Reagan was in.  It has become the annual tool to get people in congress to vote certain ways or 'they' will not let the raises pass...care to guess who 'they' are...read the Congressional Record at your library sometimes to get the truth, now ravings from biased people.  That Record is a transcription of what really is voted on and by whom.  Better still, watch those people on TV reciting speaches to thin air.  What you don't see is that other then the speakers chairs and the front bench...the room is usually empty.  Why do they bother other than to get the information entered into the record..not because anyone will read it, hear it or even care.  Too often, the hill personnel goes home, tells their constituents that they tried to sell their bill but it didn't wash.  And, if you don't believe them,  well--just read it in the Record.  It's there.  Yeah, but no one on Congress even knows what is said far too often.

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