House Bill 3909
117th Congress(2021-2022)
Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2021
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in House on Jun 15, 2021
Overview
Text
Introduced
Jun 15, 2021
Latest Action
Sep 7, 2021
Origin Chamber
House
Type
Bill
Bill
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Bill Number
3909
Congress
117
Policy Area
Armed Forces and National Security
Armed Forces and National Security
Primary focus of measure is military operations and spending, facilities, procurement and weapons, personnel, intelligence; strategic materials; war and emergency powers; veterans’ issues. Measures concerning alliances and collective security, arms sales and military assistance, or arms control may fall under International Affairs policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Virginia
No House votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2021

This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to increase the amounts payable for wartime disability compensation, additional compensation for dependents, the clothing allowance for certain disabled veterans, and dependency and indemnity compensation for surviving spouses and children. Specifically, the VA must increase the amounts by the same percentage as the cost-of-living increase in benefits for Social Security recipients that is effective on December 1, 2021. The bill requires the VA to publish the amounts payable, as increased, in the Federal Register.

The VA is authorized to make a similar adjustment to the rates of disability compensation payable to persons who have not received compensation for service-connected disability or death.

Text (1)
June 15, 2021
Actions (3)
09/07/2021
Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs.
06/15/2021
Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
06/15/2021
Introduced in House
Public Record
Record Created
Jun 16, 2021 7:12:12 AM
Record Updated
Sep 27, 2021 5:42:24 PM