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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Response #3 to VA's Proposed Changes to Aid & Attendance Benefit

In 2013, the Senate sent Bill 944, "Veterans Health and Benefits Improvement Act of 2013" to the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs.  That committee ordered the Congressional Budget Office to prepare a report on the cost effectiveness of Senate Bill 944.  On November 12, 2013, the CBO issued its report.  The new rules would cost $7 million per year to enforce.  The new rules would "save" the VA $5 million per year.  That means the new rules will cost the VA $2 million per year. 

As we know, Congress never passed the rule changes into law, despite attempts in 2013 and 2014.  I like to think that the changes did not pass because our country honors our veterans and the sacrifices they make.  But, perhaps this report played another factor.  You can find the CBO report, released November 12, 2013, here:

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