Compensation increase for disabled veterans
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Compensation increase for disabled veterans

Veterans’ Compensation COLA Act of 2016 will provide an increase in the rates of compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities.

House, Senate approve FY 2017 VA funding

The House bill provides a total of $176.1 billion in funding; the Senate companion provides $177.4 billion.

VA launches Airborne Hazards and Burn Pit Registry

The registry is for veterans and servicemembers who may have been exposed to airborne hazards such as burn pits, oil-well fires and dust storms.

VA's budget for fiscal year 2017

On Feb. 9, President Barack Obama released his proposed fiscal year (FY) 2017 federal budget.

VA's funding for FY 2017

The Department of Veterans Affairs received $162.7 billion for the current fiscal year.

No COLA increase for 2016

No COLA increases in 2016 for those receiving military retired pay, VA payments, Social Security benefits and federal government civilian pensions.