Veteran Benefits Threatened by Proposed Measure Alert #13-2:
22 March 2013
Some veterans and those receiving social security are in danger of having their benefits cut thanks to a proposal for a new inflation index – the chained CPI. The chained CPI would be used in setting the annual cost of living adjustment (COLA) for those receiving veteran’s and/or social security benefits. There is much contention in Washington, D.C. over this measure’s attempt to reduce the deficit on the backs of our most vulnerable citizens.
Fortunately Sen. Bernie Sanders has introduced Senate Amendment (SA) 0198 to stop the implementation of the chained CPI in determining future COLAs.
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Diane M. Zumatto
National Legislative Director