United States Department of Veterans Affairs

Compensation Rate Information


October 3, 2010

We have learned of rumors on the Internet suggesting the 2010 COLA will significantly increase VA compensation on December 1, 2010. This is not true. There is currently a bill before Congress, "The Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2010", HR 4667, addressing a COLA for VA benefits. The bill can be viewed in its entirety at http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=h111-4667. As required by law, any COLA for VA recipients will be equivalent to that of Social Security and based on the percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index. We ask your assistance at dispelling this rumor, and directing those interested in the issue to the web page provided in this message to view the bill currently in Congress.