Sen. Isakson Seeking Increase in Veterans’ Benefits

June 4, 2015

Sen. Johnny Isakson, chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, introduced bipartisan legislation entitled The Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2015 (S.1493). The bill seeks to “increase the rates of VA disability compensation, dependency compensation for surviving children and spouses, and the clothing allowance for veterans based on rising costs of living.” The adjustment would be effective December 1, 2015 and would be equal to the amount of the adjustment given to Social Security recipients.

Isakson stated:

“In a world of rising living costs, our veterans should be compensated accordingly. Our men and women in uniform have sacrificed greatly, and we must ensure that veterans with service-related injuries and their families receive the necessary benefits they have fought for and so rightly deserve.”

Original co-sponsors of the Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2015 include:

  • Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Senate VA committee Ranking Democrat
  • Sens. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.)
  • John Boozman (R-Ark.)
  • Dean Heller (R-Nev.)
  • Bill Cassidy (R-La.)
  • Mike Rounds (R-S.D.)
  • Thom Tillis (R-N.C.)
  • Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska)
  • Patty Murray (D-Wash.)
  • Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)
  • Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio)
  • Jon Tester (D-Mont.)
  • Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii)
  • Joe Manchin (D-W.V.)
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