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  • Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income?

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    You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that finds themselves sitting on the couch eating bon-bons … Continue reading

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COLA or increase compensation for 2019?


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Anybody heard if were getting any kind of raise in 2019  on compensation or cost of living?

Just curious.?

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I have seen estimates in the 2.8 % to 3.2% range.  CPI-W numbers should come out around Oct. 11.  

It should be something just under an additional $100 per month for 100 percent Vets.  Of course, this depends on how many dependents you have, whether or not you have SMC, etc, and where the actual percent falls.  We should know by Oct 11 or 12.  

It seems like I recall the president Froze the raises (Cola) for gov. employees, which sounds fair, because Obama "froze" social security and Vets out for 3 seperate years, and mostly still gave raises to government employees.  (We got zero cola for 3 different years of the Obama admin, which were the only years in history that social security and Vets did not get a raise.)  

Its unclear is social security recipients will actually get a raise...you see, most of us get medicare taken out, and, if medicare increases more than the raise, we dont (always) get a raise.   Im not sure if medicare will go up or not, I think its 134 per month for part B right now.  

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Well its never going to be fair for Veterans, Members of Congress comes first  they get paid 125x's more then a 100%veteran and expect no cuts.

I have to give the President Trump credit  he takes his presidential salary and donates all but one dollar to veterans or a good charity cause.  him and  the late President John F Kennedy donated their complete presidential salary.

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