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Do you know that Proposed changes by CBO will cut your benefits.

We will explain what these mean to you, The Veteran on a Special Basser Hour

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Great information.

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Reference Material for the show today

Proposed Cuts to the VA 2015

Restrict VA’s Individual Unemployability Benefits to Disabled Veterans Who Are Younger Than the Full Retirement Age for Social Security

Mandatory SpendingOption 20 Function 700 - Veterans Benefits and Services Restrict VA's Individual Unemployability Benefits to Disabled Veterans Who Are Younger Than the Full Retirement Age for Social Security
Billions of dollars 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2015-2019 2015-2024 Change in Outlays 0.0 -1.0 -1.9 -1.9 -1.9 -1.9 -1.9 -1.9 -1.9 -1.9 -6.7 -16.3

Note: This option would take effect in October 2015. Estimates are relative to CBO’s August 2014 baseline projections.

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) supplements regular disability compensation payments with Individual Unemployability (IU) payments for low-income veterans that it deems unable to engage in substantial work. To qualify, veterans’ wages or salaries cannot exceed the federal poverty guidelines for a single person, and applicants generally must be rated between 60 percent and 90 percent disabled. A veteran qualifying for the IU supplement receives a monthly disability payment equal to the amount that he or she would receive with a 100 percent disability rating.

Under this option, VA would no longer make IU payments to veterans who were past Social Security’s full retirement age, which varies from 65 to 67, depending on a beneficiary’s birth year. Therefore, at the full retirement age, VA disability payments would revert to the amount associated with the disability rating.

For additional information including discussion of advantages and disadvantages, see the November 2013 version of this option.
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These are benefits earned from doing what we were told /ordered to do FOR OUR GREAT COUNTRY even put our life on the line we did it without question and proud to serve our great country and some folks on that CBO that never served MILITARY and sit up there in there big leather comfortable chairs and make 250.000.00 yearly have no problems taking a veterans earned benefits away...why don't they look at their own salary and propose to reduce that....NO WAY WOULD THEY EVER DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT!

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This proposal is a DISHONOR to all Disable US Military Veterans world wide &all of our fellow brother veterans that have passed on or gave their life protecting our great Nation!

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my social security pays for my rent and nothing else. were they to take my iu, i would go back into living in poverty. and i'm sure i'm not the only one!!!

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