The legislation increases the COLA for veterans with service-connected disabilities starting Dec. 1, 2014 and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for the survivors of certain disabled veterans.
House passes VA accountability bill
More than 400,000 military retirees and senior dependents in the TRICARE for Life (TFL) program will have to pay the full amount for certain prescription refills if they use a retail pharmacy rather than a military pharmacy or a mail service.
The Department of Veterans Affairs is asking Congress to approve a $163.9 billion budget in fiscal 2015, an increase of about $10.1 billion over the department’s fiscal 2014 funding.
Also, House approves in-state tuition for veteran students
On Dec. 26, President Barack Obama signed into law H.R. 3304, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014.