After three years without changes, veterans' disability compensation rates are expected to increase next year due to changes in inflation and cost of living.


The Military Officers Association of America announced that disabled veterans who receive compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs should expect a cost of living adjustment (COLA) in 2012 due to this year's rate of inflation.


While preliminary numbers suggested a 2012 COLA rate of 3.7 percent, a change in the way that officials determine the inflation rate might result in a slightly lower COLA rate of 3.4 percent. While this may not seem significant, it will add more than a few dollars a month to veterans' disability checks.


Since 2009, the rate of inflation has been such that no cost of living changes have been made to VA disability payments. Cost of living adjustments are also expected for those receiving survivor benefits.


Do you believe that you should be receiving more support from the VA regarding your disability, or that your VA disability rating is not accurate? Don't hesitate to contact the Texas veterans' disability attorneys at Morgan & Weisbrod to discuss your injury and your disability case. Call our office at 800-800-6353, fill out the short contact form on this page, or drop by our offices for more information.

This is really upsetting for the veterans...They may inform the v.a that they would not like the extra money for 2012. They did not get a cola increase in 2010-2011. Despite the problems, don't think about dealing with the VA without a rep.
by Bahrain Living February 13, 2012 at 07:53 AM
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