2 Bills Pass House to Help Disabled Veterans and Employment
As reported earlier, H.R. 4114, the Cost of Living Adjustment Act, has passed the House with a unanimous vote and is now awaiting approval at the Senate level. This bill will provide a minimum 1.3% increase in veterans’ disability benefits to compensate for the rise in cost for consumer goods and living necessities.
Another bill, H.R. 4155, known as the Veteran Skills to Jobs Act, has not only passed the House, but also gained approval by the Senate on Wednesday, July 18. This bill will allow certain military training and certifications to be used as credentials for obtaining some federal licenses necessary for veterans seeking employment in the security or defense industries.
In the past, many veterans had to undergo the civilian certification programs, which were often redundant with their military skills. The new system allows them to bypass these classes and expedite their license application so they may apply for jobs faster.
There are also several other bills that have recently gone before the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. Bills for education benefits, military family housing, and fiduciary reform are all advanced for consideration by the full House.
With legislation pertaining to veterans becoming an important staple in government actions as the November election approaches, there may be many changes in laws related to veterans’ benefits. By working with a representative, you can make sure there’s a professional who knows the laws to help you receive what you rightfully deserve.
If you are a disabled veteran who has been denied disability compensation or have not yet applied for benefits from the VA, a South Florida disability representative from the Disability Help Group is ready to help. To learn if you are entitled to certain programs and benefits contact our veteran’s disability rights firm today – 1-(800)-800-3332.