H.R.570 - American Heroes COLA Act113th Congress (2013-2014)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Runyan, Jon [R-NJ-3] (Introduced 02/06/2013)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs | Senate - Veterans' Affairs|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 113-62|
|Latest Action:||05/22/2013 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.|
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Summary: H.R.570 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Passed House amended (05/21/2013)
American Heroes COLA Act - Requires that, whenever there is an increase in benefit amounts payable under title II (Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance) of the Social Security Act, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) shall increase by the same percentage the amounts payable as veterans' disability compensation, additional compensation for dependents, the clothing allowance for certain disabled adult children, and dependency and indemnity compensation for surviving spouses and children, but only if such percentage increase is calculated using the Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers.
Increases the rate of VA special monthly pay for severely injured veterans. Provides a temporary rate for such pay during the period beginning December 1, 2014, and ending September 30, 2018.