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VA benefits set to slightly increase in 2014

When veterans and their families, who receive disability compensation and retirement benefits from the Veterans Affairs Department, receive their annual cost-of-living increase next month, for the first time ever, it won't be rounded down to the nearest dollar. Overall, the COLA for veterans benefits will increase 1.5 percent. Until this year, the COLA for veterans' benefits was rounded down to the nearest dollar. That will change with payments beginning in January.

Tags: VA , Eric Shinseki , pay and benefits , benefits , COLA , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 12/04/2013, 11:41am EST

Report: Social Security lax on disability claims

Social Security is so overwhelmed by disability claims that some officials are awarding benefits without adequately reviewing applications, potentially adding to the program's financial problems as it edges closer to the brink of insolvency, congressional investigators say in a new report.

Tags: SSA , Tom Coburn

Thursday - 09/13/2012, 11:04am EDT

Disability and disability benefits

Lester Austin, public affairs specialist at the Social Security Administration, explains the disability application process and answer your questions about benefits.
September 10, 2012

Tags: pay and benefits , disability , Lester Austin , Social Security Administration , Bob Leins , John Elliott , For Your Benefit

Monday - 09/10/2012, 07:15pm EDT
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SSA staying on top of claims increase

Commissioner Astrue tells House committee that despite the recession, the agency still plans on reducing its disability claims backlog. SSA using a combination of technology, new employees and improved processes to continue on the path to eliminate its hearings backlog by 2013. State agency furloughs, however, are causing additional challenges with the log jam of claims.

Tags: management , technology , Michael Astrue , Bob Filner , Linda Sanchez , Patrick O'Carroll , SSA , GAO , House Ways and Means Committee , claims processing

Wednesday - 04/28/2010, 07:08am EDT
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