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some of the rates don't come out if we are getting a raise of 4.1, unless we are getting more, as the 100% raise is 154.00, not 91.80

-----------------------Look up any bill at: http://thomas.loc.gov/

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/D?c109...p/~c109qjdCIT::

Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2005 (Engrossed as

Agreed to or Passed by Senate)

S 1234 ES

109th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 1234

_____

AN ACT

To increase, effective as of December 1, 2005, the rates of compensation for

veterans with service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and

indemnity compensation for the survivors of certain disabled veterans.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United

States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the `Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living

Adjustment Act of 2005'.

SEC. 2. INCREASE IN RATES OF DISABILITY COMPENSATION AND DEPENDENCY AND

INDEMNITY COMPENSATION.

(a) Veterans' Disability Compensation- Section 1114 of title 38, United

States Code, is amended--

(1) in subsection (a), by striking `$106' and inserting `$112';

(2) in subsection (;), by striking `$205' and inserting `$218';

(3) in subsection ©, by striking `$316' and inserting `$337';

(4) in subsection (d), by striking `$454' and inserting `$485';

(5) in subsection (e), by striking `$646' and inserting `$690';

(6) in subsection (f), by striking `$817' and inserting `$873';

(7) in subsection (g), by striking `$1,029' and inserting `$1,099';

(8) in subsection (h), by striking `$1,195' and inserting `$1,277';

(9) in subsection (i), by striking `$1,344' and inserting `$1,436';

(10) in subsection (j), by striking `$2,239' and inserting `$2,393';

(11) in subsection (k)--

(A) by striking `$82' both places it appears and inserting `$87'; and

(:) by striking `$2,785' and `$3,907' and inserting `$2,977' and `$4,176',

respectively;

(12) in subsection (l), by striking `$2,785' and inserting `$2,977';

(13) in subsection (m), by striking `$3,073' and inserting `$3,284';

(14) in subsection (n), by striking `$3,496' and inserting `$3,737';

(15) in subsections (o) and (p), by striking `$3,907' each place it appears

and inserting `$4,176';

(16) in subsection ®, by striking `$1,677' and `$2,497' and inserting

`$1,792' and `$2,669', respectively; and

(17) in subsection (s), by striking `$2,506' and inserting `$2,678'.

(:) Additional Compensation for Dependents- Section 1115(1) of such title is

amended--

(1) in subparagraph (A), by striking `$127' and inserting `$135';

(2) in subparagraph (B), by striking `$219' and `$65' and inserting `$233'

and `$68', respectively;

(3) in subparagraph ©, by striking `$86' and `$65' and inserting `$91' and

`$68', respectively;

(4) in subparagraph (D), by striking `$103' and inserting `$109';

(5) in subparagraph (E), by striking `$241' and inserting `$257'; and

(6) in subparagraph (F), by striking `$202' and inserting `$215'.

© Clothing Allowance for Certain Disabled Veterans- Section 1162 of such

title is amended by striking `$600' and inserting `$641'.

(d) Dependency and Indemnity Compensation for Surviving Spouses-

(1) NEW LAW DIC- Section 1311(a) of such title is amended--

(A) in paragraph (1), by striking `$967' and inserting `$1,033'; and

(B) in paragraph (2), by striking `$208' and inserting `$221'.

(2) OLD LAW DIC- The table in paragraph (3) of such section is amended to

read as follows:

-----------------------------------------------

`Pay grade Monthly rate Pay grade Monthly rate

-----------------------------------------------

E-1 $1,033 W-4 $1,236

E-2 $1,033 O-1 $1,092

E-3 $1,033 O-2 $1,128

E-4 $1,033 O-3 $1,207

E-5 $1,033 O-4 $1,277

E-6 $1,033 O-5 $1,406

E-7 $1,069 O-6 $1,585

E-8 $1,128 O-7 $1,712

E-9 $1,1771 O-8 $1,879

W-1 $1,092 O-9 $2,010

W-2 $1,135 O-10 $2,2042

W-3 $1,169

-----------------------------------------------

(3) ADDITIONAL DIC FOR CHILDREN OR DISABILITY- Section 1311 of such title is

amended--

(A) in subsection (B), by striking `$241' and inserting `$257';

(B) in subsection ©, by striking `$241' and inserting `$257'; and

© in subsection (d), by striking `$115' and inserting `$122'.

(e) Dependency and Indemnity Compensation for Children-

(1) DIC WHEN NO SURVIVING SPOUSE- Section 1313(a) of such title is amended--

(A) in paragraph (1), by striking `$410' and inserting `$438';

(B) in paragraph (2), by striking `$590' and inserting `$629';

© in paragraph (3), by striking `$767' and inserting `$819'; and

(D) in paragraph (4), by striking `$767' and `$148' and inserting `$819' and

`$157', respectively.

(2) SUPPLEMENTAL DIC FOR CERTAIN CHILDREN- Section 1314 of such title is

amended--

(A) in subsection (a), by striking `$241' and inserting `$257';

(B) in subsection (B), by striking `$410' and inserting `$438'; and

© in subsection ©, by striking `$205' and inserting `$218'.

(f) Effective Date- The amendments made by this section shall take effect on

December 1, 2005.

(g) Special Rule- The Secretary may adjust administratively, consistent with

the increases made under subsection (a), the rates of disability

compensation payable to persons within the purview of section 10 of Public

Law 85-857 (72 Stat. 1263) who are not in receipt of compensation payable

pursuant to chapter 11 of title 38, United States Code.

Passed the Senate November 16, 2005.

Attest:

Secretary.

109th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 1234

AN ACT

To increase, effective as of December 1, 2005, the rates of compensation for

veterans with service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and

indemnity compensation for the survivors of certain disabled veterans.

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Well, considering the recent horrible rate of inflation in the housing market, a large COLA increase is needed, as most vets have had a sharp decline in standard of living over the last 4 years or so.

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That was from the Senate site, this one from the House site shows only a 2.7% raise. Nothing is agreed, or valid, until the differences are ironed out, and they send a consolidated proposal forward for the President's signature.

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/C?c109...emp/~c109zWcK8E

The Senate shows a 6.9% increase, by the time they reach a compromise, if we're lucky it may be 4.1%.

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Has anybody noticed this little snippet from Military.com;

Retired Pay COLA Increases

Each year your military retirement pay is adjusted to meet the increased cost of living. This Cost of Living Adjustment varies from year to year based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI). The COLA for 2006 will be 4.1 percent for retired pay, SBP annuities, Social Security, and veterans disability compensation effective December 1, 2005 and will be seen in the January 15, 2006 paycheck. Retirees who first became a member of a Uniformed Service before September 8, 1980 and retired after January 1, 2005 will receive a 3.4 COLA. For more information, visit 2006 Retirement COLA.

Looks like the Pentagon/Congress is pulling the old,'Save money by delaying the troops pay', trick AGAIN.

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