Veterans Disability Benefits Could Increase if New Legislation Is Passed
June 12th, 2015|
There are millions of former members of the American armed forces who are no longer able to work due to injuries or illnesses sustained in the line of duty. A majority of these individuals qualify for veterans disability benefits, but many still struggle to make ends meet on the meager compensation these benefits offer.
Our Terre Haute veterans disability attorneys at the law firm of Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin point out that lawmakers are working to address these benefits shortcomings by introducing new legislation that would increase payments to disabled veterans.
An article from the Missoulian states Senator Jon Tester has sponsored a bill that calls for an annual increase in veterans disability benefits payments to be considered. Under the new law, the increase would be calculated using rates of inflation—a similar process to what is used to determine Cost of Living Adjustments for Social Security Disability recipients. If the new law is approved, it would take effect in December of this year.
This isn’t the first time Sen. Tester has fought for increases in veterans disability benefits. He sponsored a bill last year that increased payments by 1.7 percent.
Our legal staff at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin believe in ensuring our nation’s veterans get the benefits they need to make ends meet. That’s why our Terre Haute personal injury lawyers would like to applaud lawmakers like Sen. Tester for standing up for our soldiers’ rights.