Thursday, May 25, 2017

VA defends plan to cut thousands of dollars from elderly vets' benefits

Via John

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Veterans Affairs officials on Wednesday defended plans to strip tens of thousands of dollars in unemployment benefits from elderly veterans as responsible reforms to the department’s growing budget, but opponents promised to fight the idea.

Included in President Donald Trump’s $186.5 billion VA budget for fiscal 2018 — a nearly 6 percent boost in discretionary spending from this year — are plans to dramatically cut the department's Individual Unemployability program.

Up to 225,000 veterans over the age of 60, at least 7,000 of whom are over 80, could be impacted by the change.


Individual Unemployability

Individual Unemployability is a part of VA's disability compensation program that allows VA to pay certain Veterans disability compensation at the 100% rate, even though VA has not rated their service-connected disabilities at the total level.


  1. Lunacy! This gov has( our contributions ) billions of dollars
    for phoney 'refugees' which we have no responsibility for
    as they have the whole of the ME to go, and illegal criminal
    immigrants but no money for those who fought and killed for corporations. How easy it is to attack the defenseless,
    weakened patriots. And the Saints go marching on........